A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.1 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.4553 West, latitude 61.408 North, depth = 31.1 km. The temblor was detected at 08:16:13 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 17:16:13 / October 12, 2018 @ 5:16 pm. Unique identifier: ak20279331. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20279331.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Palmer, Meadow Lakes. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty 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 quakes in the world.
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