A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Willow in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.5 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 13:12:03 / March 18, 2017 @ 1:12 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15531231. Id of event: ak15531231. The temblor was reported at 04:12:03 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.5 km, -150.9278° West, 61.748° North.
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Knik-Fairview, Meadow Lakes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 47 km W of Willow, Alaska.
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