A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 09:23:21 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 18:23:21 / December 8, 2018 @ 6:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 19.6 km, -149.9943° West, 61.4582° North. Unique identifier: ak20470271. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20470271.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 7 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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