A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11745132. Id of event: ak11745132. Exact location of earthquake, -152.1209° West, 61.0812° North, depth 103.2 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 15:22:52 / October 21, 2015 @ 3:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:22:52 / 7:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.2 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kenai (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km NW of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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