A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Lake View in Alabama on Friday. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:58:13 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005cep. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005cep. Exact location of event, depth 1.24 km, -87.2036° West, 33.3661° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 08:58:13 / April 29, 2016 @ 8:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.24 km (1 miles).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Birmingham (c. 212 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tuscaloosa (c. 90 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hoover (c. 81 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Vestavia Hills (c. 34 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Alabaster (c. 30 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moody, Clay, Dixiana.
Each 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km NNW of Lake View, Alabama.
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