A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Willow in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 22:45:39 / December 18, 2015 @ 10:45 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.72 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000488r. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000488r. The temblor was detected at 13:45:39 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9489 West, latitude 61.8343 North, depth = 31.72 km.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NNE of Willow, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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