A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:31:54 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pj1m15, us1000hz9c, ak20421432. Id of event: ak20421432. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 05:31:54 / December 1, 2018 @ 5:31 am. Exact location of earthquake, -150.0047° West, 61.4039° North, depth 42.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.4 km (26 miles). 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. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). 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 (15 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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