A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported Southern Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Southern Alaska on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak20453480. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20453480, us1000i3t4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 21:46:21 / December 6, 2018 @ 9:46 pm. The temblor was picked up at 21:46:21 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -149.9646° West, latitude 61.5052° North, depth = 52 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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