A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.5 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.6666 West, latitude 60.6842 North, depth = 67.5 km. Id of earthquake: ak020ouk1yq. Event ids that are associated: ak020ouk1yq. The temblor was picked up at 17:51:24 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 02:51:24 / January 15, 2020 @ 2:51 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai. The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km W of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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