A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 02:50:32 / December 1, 2018 @ 2:50 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -150.0048° West, 61.4748° North, depth 20 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:32 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20421024. Unique identifier: ak20421024.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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