A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Meadow Lakes in Alaska on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.1 km (14 miles). Id of earthquake: ak0205djzxza. Event ids that are associated: ak0205djzxza. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:56:16 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/04/20 / 2020-04-26 03:56:16 / April 26, 2020 @ 3:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -149.5932° West, 61.6818° North, depth 23.1 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 6 km N of Meadow Lakes, Alaska.
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