A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 01:32:44 / December 8, 2018 @ 1:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.5 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 19.5 km, -150.0745° West, 61.3781° North. The temblor was picked up at 16:32:44 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak20464153. Event ids that are associated: ak20464153.
Event epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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