A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 05:42:48 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19.9 km, -150.0869° West, 61.3371° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 14:42:48 / December 8, 2018 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: ak20469086. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20469086. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.9 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 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). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska.
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