A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.9 km (24 miles). Unique identifier: ak13406698. Ids that are associated to the event: at00o5apgh, ak13406698. The temblor was reported at 19:24:18 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -149.926° West, 61.4583° North, depth 38.9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 03:24:18 / April 8, 2016 @ 3:24 am.
Nearby 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 Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska.
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