A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude -150.1165° West, latitude 61.4237° North, depth = 19.8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20434294. Unique identifier: ak20434294. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:17:12 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 23:17:12 / December 2, 2018 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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