A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Bear Creek in Alaska on Tuesday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:59 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16046420. Id of event: ak16046420. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.7 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -149.556° West, 60.2236° North, depth 37.7 km. Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 19:58:59 / May 16, 2017 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling. Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NW of Bear Creek, Alaska.
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