A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:00:38 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16586988. Id of event: ak16586988. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9774 West, latitude 61.037 North, depth = 19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 17:00:38 / August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakes, Tanaina, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
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 fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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