A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Event id: ak20429930. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20429930. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:27:58 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.1332 West, latitude 61.3635 North, depth = 20.3 km. Global time and date of event 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 10:27:58 / December 2, 2018 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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