A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Monday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:07:58 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019frfbzvw. Id of event: ak019frfbzvw. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.5 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6504 West, latitude 61.4867 North, depth = 43.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 10:07:58 / December 9, 2019 @ 10:07 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km W of Big Lake, Alaska.
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