A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/19 / 2019-09-20 18:29:50 / September 20, 2019 @ 6:29 pm. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:29:50 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak019c398eh1. Event ids that are associated: ak019c398eh1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.7 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -150.0465 West, latitude 61.4254 North, depth = 19.7 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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