A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:04:30 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20518251, at00pjuz3j. Id of event: ak20518251. Global time and date of event 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 02:04:30 / December 17, 2018 @ 2:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -150.2507 West, latitude 61.4431 North, depth = 50.9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.9 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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