A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12967530. Id of event: ak12967530. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.1 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -149.9562° West, 61.2196° North, depth 41.1 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/16 / 2016-03-11 01:34:12 / March 11, 2016 @ 1:34 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:34:12 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 3 km (2 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Lakes, Gateway.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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