A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.2105 West, latitude 61.4115 North, depth = 43.9 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 07:29:10 / February 22, 2017 @ 7:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15335443. Id of event: ak15335443. The temblor was detected at 22:29:10 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.9 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km SW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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