A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.1 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -151.1841 West, latitude 60.9523 North, depth = 53.1 km. Event id: ak0195m21gra. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0195m21gra. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/19 / 2019-05-02 17:59:52 / May 2, 2019 @ 5:59 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:52 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Sterling (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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