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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.4585S, -150.0244WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.1 km (19 miles). Id of earthquake: ak20463483. Event ids that are associated: ak20463483, us1000hype. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 20:56:52 / November 30, 2018 @ 8:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:56:52 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 31.1 km, -150.0244° West, 61.4585° North.

The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fifty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 1 km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.0244° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.4585° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSE 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 20:56:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-08 00:27:48 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 2.1 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,us, 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 0.56 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 ak20463483 Id of event.
Event Code 20463483 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20463483,us1000hype, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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