A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 07:57:22 / December 1, 2018 @ 7:57 am. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9752 West, latitude 61.3412 North, depth = 33.4 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.4 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:57:22 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: at00pj1srm, ak20421831. Unique identifier: ak20421831.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway. The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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