A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 08:50:20 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 17:50:20 / January 12, 2020 @ 5:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6145 West, latitude 61.098 North, depth = 53.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020k4vaj6. Id of event: ak020k4vaj6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.7 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Meadow Lakes, Knik-Fairview, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one 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.
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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: 40 km WSW of Anchorage, Alaska.
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