A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Fritz Creek in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 23:45:39 / January 24, 2016 @ 11:45 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.2 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:45:39 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -151.0322° West, latitude 59.9911° North, depth = 44.2 km. Id of earthquake: ak12502607. Event ids that are associated: ak12502607.
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kenai, Sterling, Kalifornsky (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km NNE of Fritz Creek, Alaska.
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