A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.86 km (22 miles). The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:18:58 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -149.3263° West, latitude 61.3142° North, depth = 34.86 km. Event id: us20005cud. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005cud, ak13114583. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/16 / 2016-03-28 04:18:58 / March 28, 2016 @ 4:18 am.
Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Meadow Lakes, Tanaina, Palmer (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SSE of Knik-Fairview, Alaska.
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