A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:16:16 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -151.0696 West, latitude 61.4492 North, depth = 57.7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.7 km (36 miles). Global time and date of event 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 00:16:16 / December 8, 2019 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ak019fplw5l7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019fplw5l7.
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km W of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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