A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:46:15 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20426036. Unique identifier: ak20426036. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.8 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 22:46:15 / December 1, 2018 @ 10:46 pm. Exact location, longitude -149.9465° West, latitude 61.5031° North, depth = 33.8 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 2 km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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