A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Whittier in Alaska. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:48 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 20:37:48 / August 24, 2017 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16656083. Unique identifier: ak16656083. Exact location of event, longitude -148.5227 West, latitude 61.1623 North, depth = 47 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meadow Lakes, Anchorage, Tanaina. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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