A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Salcha in Alaska on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -147.4278 West, latitude 64.3945 North, depth = 0 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 13:44:36 / August 23, 2020 @ 1:44 pm. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:44:36 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak020auiu1q7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bje5, ak020auiu1q7.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Fairbanks (c. 31 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Badger (c. 19 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from College (c. 13 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was College, Fairbanks, Badger (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WSW of Salcha, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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