A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019a0jftlu. Id of event: ak019a0jftlu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 00:47:43 / August 6, 2019 @ 12:47 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.4 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -150.0029° West, 61.4487° North, depth 35.4 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:43 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 8 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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