A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 14:58:13 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 23:58:13 / August 27, 2017 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.4 km (33 miles). Unique identifier: ak16718318. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16718318. Exact location, longitude -150.8366° West, latitude 61.8076° North, depth = 52.4 km.
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 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 Anchorage, Wasilla, Tanaina.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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