A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:57:08 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.8 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/19 / 2019-02-10 21:57:08 / February 10, 2019 @ 9:57 pm. Unique identifier: ak0191w5vkf2. Ids that are associated to the event: ak0191w5vkf2. Exact location of event, depth 42.8 km, -150.205° West, 61.4707° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 38 km (23 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), 45 km (28 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km WSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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