A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 00:20:27 / December 3, 2018 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20434411. Id of event: ak20434411. Exact location of earthquake, -150.0504° West, 61.4683° North, depth 20.8 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.8 km (13 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:20:27 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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