A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Whittier in Alaska. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:23:41 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -149.364° West, 60.9345° North, depth 40 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 04:23:41 / January 29, 2016 @ 4:23 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12551227. Id of event: ak12551227.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanaina, Palmer, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km WNW of Whittier, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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