A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.4 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -150.0572° West, 61.4421° North, depth 20.4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 03:41:39 / April 8, 2016 @ 3:41 am. The temblor was detected at 19:41:39 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak13408767. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13408767.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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