A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.2 km (22 miles). Event id: ak020g6d5fr9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020g6d5fr9, us7000crss. Exact location of event, depth 35.2 km, -150.2369° West, 61.6384° North. Global time and date of event 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 13:40:32 / December 17, 2020 @ 1:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 13:40:32 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 16 km SW of Willow, Alaska.
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