A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.4 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: ak02052g4rp. Event ids that are associated: ak02052g4rp. The temblor was detected at 21:44:28 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 06:44:28 / January 3, 2020 @ 6:44 am. Exact location of earthquake, -150.4023° West, 60.6294° North, depth 35.4 km.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Kalifornsky (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 22 km ENE of Sterling, Alaska.
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