A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Monday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:31:33 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 10:31:33 / December 31, 2018 @ 10:31 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ak20608427. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20608427. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.1252 West, latitude 61.1112 North, depth = 70.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.9 km (44 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eagle River, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Kalifornsky. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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