A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Whittier in Alaska. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 01:47:09 / July 18, 2017 @ 1:47 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.6 km (9 miles). Exact location, longitude -148.3964° West, latitude 61.1286° North, depth = 14.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16347188. Id of event: ak16347188. The temblor was reported at 16:47:09 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Tanaina, Knik-Fairview.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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