A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -149.7594° West, latitude 61.4421° North, depth = 40.8 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:12:33 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: ak20463376. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20463376, us1000hyjk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 19:12:33 / November 30, 2018 @ 7:12 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.8 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fifty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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