A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 11:19:00 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.5 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:19:00 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -150.096° West, 61.3532° North, depth 20.5 km. Event id: ak20444376. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20444376.
Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). 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 twenty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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