A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9046 West, latitude 61.4904 North, depth = 30.9 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:45:40 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 23:45:40 / November 30, 2018 @ 11:45 pm. Unique identifier: ak20463624. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hyz2, ak20463624. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.9 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska.
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