A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16535743. Id of event: ak16535743. Exact location, longitude -150.0736° West, latitude 61.5167° North, depth = 24.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.1 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:37:20 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 05:37:20 / August 16, 2017 @ 5:37 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km W of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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