A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Whittier in Alaska on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.4 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -148.3538° West, 60.9888° North, depth 12.4 km. Event id: ak14783322. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14783322. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 05:24:39 / December 24, 2016 @ 5:24 am. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:24:39 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Lakes, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km NE of Whittier, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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