A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.9 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -148.687° West, 61.7817° North, depth 6.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 20:26:10 / October 28, 2018 @ 8:26 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:26:10 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20297402. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20297402.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River, Knik-Fairview (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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