A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Southern Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Southern Alaska. Unique identifier: ak20448400. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20448400, us1000i3a9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.4 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 04:58:35 / December 6, 2018 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -149.9447° West, 61.411° North, depth 35.4 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:58:35 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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