A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Y in Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15798088. Id of event: ak15798088. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:13:48 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 08:13:48 / April 22, 2017 @ 8:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.5 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9097 West, latitude 62.1435 North, depth = 38.5 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Knik-Fairview. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km WSW of Y, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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