A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event id: ak02053xwiey. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak02053xwiey. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -150.1728 West, latitude 61.405 North, depth = 19.6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 22:25:43 / April 20, 2020 @ 10:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:25:43 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter).
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 Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SW of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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