A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Meadow Lakes in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 06:06:25 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 06:06:25 / August 9, 2020 @ 6:06 am. Id of earthquake: ak020a78wzfp. Event ids that are associated: us6000bbca, ak020a78wzfp. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -149.6483° West, 61.6996° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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