A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20444588, at00pj9kx7, us1000i2r9. Unique identifier: ak20444588. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.1 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 12:48:44 / December 5, 2018 @ 12:48 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:48:44 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.0534 West, latitude 61.3277 North, depth = 38.1 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway. Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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