A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Exact location of event, depth 81.5 km, -151.8433° West, 60.1084° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.5 km (51 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:07:37 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 17:07:37 / February 22, 2017 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: ak15338631. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15338631.
Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Homer (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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