A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event id: us1000hzdd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hzdd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.05 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -149.9867° West, latitude 61.461° North, depth = 36.05 km. The temblor was detected at 23:21:08 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 08:21:08 / December 1, 2018 @ 8:21 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 6 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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