A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.8115 West, latitude 61.0565 North, depth = 14.3 km. The temblor was reported at 22:43:17 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/15 / 2015-08-29 06:43:17 / August 29, 2015 @ 6:43 am. Unique identifier: ak11687767. Ids that are associated to the event: ak11687767. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Lakes, Tanaina.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 18 km SSE of Anchorage, Alaska.
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