A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Cohoe in Alaska on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:53 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.6172 West, latitude 60.1302 North, depth = 72.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.9 km (45 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 10:06:53 / January 18, 2016 @ 10:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak12466795. Unique identifier: ak12466795.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Homer, Kenai (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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