A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Willow in Alaska. Exact location of event, depth 19.7 km, -149.9076° West, 61.8521° North. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:36:01 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak20255987. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20255987, us2000hfmy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.7 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 01:36:01 / September 17, 2018 @ 1:36 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, 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 nearby.
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