A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9751 West, latitude 61.4295 North, depth = 20.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/19 / 2019-08-13 00:11:09 / August 13, 2019 @ 12:11 am. Id of earthquake: ak019ac3zgqy. Event ids that are associated: ak019ac3zgqy. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:11:09 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.5 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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