A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 21:52:48 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 06:52:48 / December 1, 2018 @ 6:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.2 km (13 miles). Exact location, longitude -150.0541° West, latitude 61.457° North, depth = 20.2 km. Event id: ak20421612. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20421612.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 30 km (19 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), 38 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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