A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 20.1 km, -149.9985° West, 61.8608° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 05:39:56 / April 23, 2016 @ 5:39 am. The temblor was detected at 21:39:56 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak13491493. Unique identifier: ak13491493. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.1 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 12 km N of Willow, Alaska.
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