A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Y in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.9 km (15 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak13988062. Unique identifier: ak13988062. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:30:18 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 11:30:18 / September 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.5918 West, latitude 62.119 North, depth = 24.9 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Gateway, Palmer (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-one 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km ESE of Y, Alaska.
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