A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hz1z, ak20560309. Id of event: ak20560309. The temblor was picked up at 16:35:00 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.8 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 01:35:00 / December 1, 2018 @ 1:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, -149.9405° West, 61.5289° North, depth 37.8 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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