A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Willow in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, -150.1435° West, 61.635° North, depth 35.1 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 18:28:44 / December 18, 2016 @ 6:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.1 km (22 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:28:44 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak14761162. Event ids that are associated: ak14761162.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 13 km SSW of Willow, Alaska.
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