A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:21:41 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -150.6868° West, latitude 61.3447° North, depth = 58 km. Unique identifier: ak15255046. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15255046. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 12:21:41 / February 11, 2017 @ 12:21 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gateway, Lakes, Tanaina. Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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