A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 10:48:56 / December 5, 2018 @ 10:48 am. Exact location of event, longitude -150.0155 West, latitude 61.4511 North, depth = 19.4 km. Unique identifier: ak20444253. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20444253. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:48:56 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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