A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.1 km (18 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:40:05 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak02052f851. Ids that are associated to the event: ak02052f851. Exact location of event, longitude -149.7698 West, latitude 61.5249 North, depth = 29.1 km. Global time and date of event 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 06:40:05 / January 3, 2020 @ 6:40 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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