A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Saturday. Unique identifier: ak20470337. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20470337. Exact location of earthquake, -150.117° West, 61.3422° North, depth 39.4 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:55:30 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 19:55:30 / December 8, 2018 @ 7:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.4 km (24 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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