A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.7 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -149.947° West, 61.2212° North, depth 36.7 km. Event id: ak20435157. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20435157. Global time and date of event 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 02:28:26 / December 3, 2018 @ 2:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:28:26 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 3 km (2 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Lakes, Gateway (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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 Anchorage, Alaska.
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