A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 07:07:37 / December 1, 2018 @ 7:07 am. Exact location, longitude -150.0688° West, latitude 61.4291° North, depth = 95.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20421688. Id of event: ak20421688. The temblor was picked up at 22:07:37 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.2 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and nineteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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