A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -149.9897° West, latitude 61.45° North, depth = 20.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 14:01:31 / December 7, 2018 @ 2:01 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:01:31 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20459394. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20459394.
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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