A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 21:18:59 / November 30, 2018 @ 9:18 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.1 km (24 miles). Exact location, longitude -150.019° West, latitude 61.4022° North, depth = 38.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hyqz, ak20463509. Id of event: ak20463509. The temblor was detected at 12:18:59 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fifty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen 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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