A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/18 / 2018-12-15 17:18:30 / December 15, 2018 @ 5:18 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:30 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20514550. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20514550. Exact location of earthquake, -150.0816° West, 61.363° North, depth 19.8 km.
Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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