A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 15:04:05 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/12/17 / 2017-12-11 00:04:05 / December 11, 2017 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak17575024. Ids that are associated to the event: ak17575024. Exact location, longitude -150.715° West, latitude 61.5229° North, depth = 6.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.3 km (4 miles).
Close 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 55 km (34 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 40 km W of Big Lake, Alaska.
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