A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 22:40:47 / December 8, 2018 @ 10:40 pm. Event id: ak20470968. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20470968. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:40:47 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -149.9811° West, latitude 61.4619° North, depth = 33.7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.7 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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