A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 50 km W of Talkeetna, Alaska (31 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -151.0842 West, latitude 62.2984 North, depth = 87.6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.6 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 22:40:33 / December 8, 2018 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:40:33 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20470972. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20470972.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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