A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 06:13:19 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:13 am. Exact location, longitude -149.9764° West, latitude 61.4465° North, depth = 20.7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.7 km (13 miles). Unique identifier: ak20443717. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20443717. The temblor was reported at 21:13:19 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km S of Big Lake, Alaska.
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