A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Whittier in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 17:08:50 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.9 km, -148.478° West, 61.1207° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.9 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 02:08:50 / January 21, 2020 @ 2:08 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020yriz85, us60007btd. Id of event: ak020yriz85.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Tanaina, Knik-Fairview.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km NNE of Whittier, Alaska.
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