A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fishhook in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, -149.3398° West, 61.772° North, depth 22.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.9 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 12:04:15 / May 16, 2016 @ 12:04 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak13589765. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13589765. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:04:15 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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