A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Meadow Lakes in Alaska. Event id: ak020s48e9t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020s48e9t. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:16:31 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 00:16:31 / January 17, 2020 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -149.6392 West, latitude 61.6685 North, depth = 21 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River. Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km NNW of Meadow Lakes, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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