A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.7 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:24:00 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -149.8488° West, 60.8724° North, depth 35.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 05:24:00 / February 26, 2017 @ 5:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15396233. Id of event: ak15396233.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Knik-Fairview, Sterling, Eagle River (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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