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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.5109S, -149.8948WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. Exact location, longitude -149.8948° West, latitude 61.5109° North, depth = 41.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 19:50:11 / November 30, 2018 @ 7:50 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak20463413. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20463413. The temblor was picked up at 10:50:11 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.3 km (26 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 28 km (17 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km ESE of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8948° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.5109° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Big Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-30 19:50:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-08 00:26:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 158 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak20463413 Id of event.
Event Code 20463413 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20463413, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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