A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak14374047. Unique identifier: ak14374047. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -150.492° West, 61.5769° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:55:48 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 05:55:48 / November 21, 2016 @ 5:55 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (35 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 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 29 km WNW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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