A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 14:46:50 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -150.6454 West, latitude 61.9452 North, depth = 49.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12477473. Id of event: ak12477473. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 23:46:50 / January 20, 2016 @ 11:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.7 km (31 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wasilla, Tanaina, Knik-Fairview. Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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