A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. Unique identifier: ak20471007. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20471007. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.1 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:26 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 23:12:26 / December 8, 2018 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 17.1 km, -150.1013° West, 61.4302° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-two 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 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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