A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019gjee93, at00pl39jk. Id of event: ak019gjee93. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:04:31 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.3 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -149.9221 West, latitude 61.4059 North, depth = 18.3 km. Global time and date of event 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 00:04:31 / January 10, 2019 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km S of Big Lake, Alaska.
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