A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20463328. Unique identifier: ak20463328. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 18:28:21 / November 30, 2018 @ 6:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:28:21 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -149.9691° West, 61.4873° North, depth 39 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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