A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 34.5 km, -149.9971° West, 61.4765° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 11:08:51 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:08:51 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.5 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20444332. Id of event: ak20444332.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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