A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Sunday. Global time and date of event 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 12:00:00 / February 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -149.984° West, latitude 61.4863° North, depth = 34.7 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:00:00 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak15206966. Event ids that are associated: ak15206966.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). 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.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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