A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 12:32:15 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak15847251. Event ids that are associated: ak15847251. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 21:32:15 / April 30, 2017 @ 9:32 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.5 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.7463 West, latitude 60.8498 North, depth = 1.5 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eagle River, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 34 km N of Sterling, Alaska.
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