A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 16:36:14 / December 8, 2018 @ 4:36 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i53i, ak20469171. Id of event: ak20469171. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9865 West, latitude 61.4416 North, depth = 20 km. The temblor was reported at 07:36:14 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 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), 33 km (20 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SE of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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