A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pj1m15, us1000hz9c. Id of event: us1000hz9c. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.01 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:31:53 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.0081 West, latitude 61.3977 North, depth = 47.01 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 05:31:53 / December 1, 2018 @ 5:31 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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