A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:05:20 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak20463296. Event ids that are associated: ak20463296. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 18:05:20 / November 30, 2018 @ 6:05 pm. Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -149.9944° West, 61.4543° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event 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), 36 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fifty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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