A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Soldotna in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -151.1353° West, latitude 60.4849° North, depth = 50.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:39:10 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.1 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14397652. Id of event: ak14397652. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 21:39:10 / November 23, 2016 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km W of Soldotna, Alaska.
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