A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Cohoe in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:42:40 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 19:42:40 / February 18, 2018 @ 7:42 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -151.0891° West, latitude 60.1321° North, depth = 54 km. Unique identifier: ak18450677. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18450677.
Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer, Sterling, Kenai (min 5000 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 28 km SSE of Cohoe, Alaska.
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