A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Diamond Ridge in Alaska on Saturday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:51:35 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.2 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.6 West, latitude 59.6735 North, depth = 33.2 km. Event id: ak18208756. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18208756. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 12:51:35 / January 27, 2018 @ 12:51 pm.
The epicenter was 4 km (3 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-seven 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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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: 2 km W of Diamond Ridge, Alaska.
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