A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Houston in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.3 km (19 miles). Exact location, longitude -149.8903° West, latitude 61.6322° North, depth = 30.3 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:19:05 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak18196671. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18196671. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 03:19:05 / January 26, 2018 @ 3:19 am.
The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Palmer. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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