A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak20422750. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20422750. The temblor was picked up at 02:55:07 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.3 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 17.3 km, -150.0842° West, 61.3427° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 11:55:07 / December 1, 2018 @ 11:55 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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