A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Houston in Alaska on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9011 West, latitude 61.65 North, depth = 26.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.4 km (16 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:59 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 09:03:59 / March 14, 2018 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak18695301. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18695301.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Palmer (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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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: 4 km WNW of Houston, Alaska.
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