A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 22:25:14 / December 2, 2018 @ 10:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak20433849. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20433849, us1000i0rx. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:25:14 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -149.9559 West, latitude 61.371 North, depth = 32.4 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km S of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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