A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Exact location of event, depth 89.8 km, -151.7756° West, 60.9356° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.8 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:37:34 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak16248861. Event ids that are associated: ak16248861. Global time and date of event 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 22:37:34 / July 2, 2017 @ 10:37 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km NW of Nikiski, Alaska.
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