A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.4 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -148.3073 West, latitude 61.7061 North, depth = 47.4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14797399. Id of event: ak14797399. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 03:46:30 / December 27, 2016 @ 3:46 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:46:30 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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