A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:44:41 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.3 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak14778404. Event ids that are associated: ak14778404. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.9681 West, latitude 60.7913 North, depth = 98.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 01:44:41 / December 23, 2016 @ 1:44 am.
Nearby 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 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km WNW of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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