A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.9 km (12 miles). Event id: ak13590822. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13590822. The temblor was detected at 00:01:48 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19.9 km, -148.1181° West, 61.8053° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 08:01:48 / May 18, 2016 @ 8:01 am.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meadow Lakes, Wasilla, Tanaina.
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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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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: 38 km E of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska.
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