A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9116 West, latitude 61.4368 North, depth = 20 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 12:44:52 / December 1, 2018 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:44:52 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20422875, at00pj262s. Unique identifier: ak20422875.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 9 km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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