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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.5306S, -149.9368WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 16:34:59 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hz1z. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hz1z. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.38 km (28 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 01:34:59 / December 1, 2018 @ 1:34 am. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9368 West, latitude 61.5306 North, depth = 45.38 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-four, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NE of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9368° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.5306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NE of Big Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-01 01:34:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-01 02:00:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.73 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 158 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hz1z Id of event.
Event Code 1000hz1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hz1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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