A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Y in Alaska on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 13:07:32 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.9 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 22:07:32 / June 17, 2017 @ 10:07 pm. Unique identifier: ak16197779. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16197779. Exact location of event, longitude -149.5253 West, latitude 62.0438 North, depth = 19.9 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eagle River, Knik-Fairview, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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