A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak13408785. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13408785. The temblor was reported at 20:32:38 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 04:32:38 / April 8, 2016 @ 4:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -151.6382° West, 60.8732° North, depth 89 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai. The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NW of Nikiski, Alaska.
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