A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sterling in Alaska on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16503629. Unique identifier: ak16503629. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 11:56:10 / August 12, 2017 @ 11:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.6 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -150.6729° West, latitude 60.5885° North, depth = 35.6 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:56:10 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kalifornsky, Kenai, Sterling (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 7 km NE of Sterling, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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