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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.4381S, -149.9503WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 02:01:20 / December 1, 2018 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.1 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20560336, us1000hz2v. Unique identifier: ak20560336. Exact location of earthquake, -149.9503° West, 61.4381° North, depth 35.1 km. The temblor was reported at 17:01:20 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and twenty-one, in the last 10 days four hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km S of Big Lake, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9503° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.4381° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km S of Big Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-01 02:01:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-27 21:19:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.17 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 148 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak20560336 Id of event.
Event Code 20560336 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20560336,us1000hz2v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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