A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Willow in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, -150.1062° West, 61.7423° North, depth 27 km. Id of earthquake: ak12921443. Event ids that are associated: ak12921443. The temblor was picked up at 05:21:55 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 14:21:55 / February 29, 2016 @ 2:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27 km (17 miles).
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Eagle River (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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