A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Juneau in Alaska. Id of earthquake: us6000bfax. Event ids that are associated: us6000bfax. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:35:52 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 20:35:52 / August 15, 2020 @ 8:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.55 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -133.4931 West, latitude 58.3554 North, depth = 2.55 km.
The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Juneau (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juneau (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every 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 nine, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 54 km E of Juneau, Alaska.
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