A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.3 km (26 miles). Exact location, longitude -149.9547° West, latitude 61.4804° North, depth = 42.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 19:22:35 / November 30, 2018 @ 7:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:22:35 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20463388. Unique identifier: ak20463388.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum 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 three hundred and fifty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 4 km S of Big Lake, Alaska.
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