A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, -150.0875° West, 61.4016° North, depth 19.6 km. The temblor was detected at 03:53:16 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 12:53:16 / December 7, 2018 @ 12:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20458908. Unique identifier: ak20458908.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 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), 47 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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