A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 09:09:47 / August 19, 2020 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:09:47 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -151.1675° West, 60.6954° North, depth 55.3 km. Id of earthquake: ak020anu3g5t. Event ids that are associated: us6000bh0r, ak020anu3g5t. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.3 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kalifornsky, Sterling, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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