A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.3 km (11 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 07:20:41 / April 18, 2017 @ 7:20 am. Exact location of event, longitude -149.7406 West, latitude 61.5337 North, depth = 17.3 km. Unique identifier: ak15781332. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15781332. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:41 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base. Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 7 km WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska.
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