A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Thursday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:19:01 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -150.0724 West, latitude 61.3515 North, depth = 19.9 km. Global time and date of event 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 07:19:01 / December 7, 2018 @ 7:19 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.9 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20457342. Unique identifier: ak20457342.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNW of Anchorage, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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