A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 13:42:01 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 22:42:01 / December 1, 2018 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ak20426019. Event ids that are associated: ak20426019, us1000i00j. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.0653 West, latitude 61.3303 North, depth = 21 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska.
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