A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 15:58:56 / August 2, 2017 @ 3:58 pm. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:58:56 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.7 km (10 miles). Event id: ak16405740. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16405740. Exact location of earthquake, -150.0371° West, 61.4121° North, depth 16.7 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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