A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -149.814° West, latitude 61.8703° North, depth = 14.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 15:57:09 / November 5, 2016 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:57:09 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14298992. Id of event: ak14298992.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 18 km NE of Willow, Alaska.
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