A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:36:30 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 08:36:30 / July 24, 2020 @ 8:36 am. Exact location, longitude -150.4403° West, latitude 61.1991° North, depth = 4 km. Id of earthquake: ak0209gtoqp2. Event ids that are associated: ak0209gtoqp2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gateway, Sterling, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
Questions or comments?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km W of Anchorage, Alaska.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.