A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The temblor was detected at 05:51:51 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak16044875. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16044875. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.9 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.7514 West, latitude 60.7866 North, depth = 74.9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 14:51:51 / May 16, 2017 @ 2:51 pm.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 27 km WNW of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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