A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Salcha in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.65 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -147.3975° West, latitude 64.3887° North, depth = 10.65 km. The temblor was reported at 20:44:51 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 20:44:51 / August 23, 2020 @ 8:44 pm. Event id: us6000bjhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bjhz.
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Fairbanks (c. 31 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Badger (c. 19 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from College (c. 13 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was College, Fairbanks, Badger.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 28 km WSW of Salcha, Alaska.
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