A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes Southern Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Southern Alaska on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 14:28:06 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.5 km (13 miles). Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 14:28:06 / December 6, 2018 @ 2:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20451129. Unique identifier: ak20451129. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.0861 West, latitude 61.3911 North, depth = 20.5 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 40 km (25 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 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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