A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 03:30:27 / December 16, 2019 @ 3:30 am. Exact location, longitude -150.4362° West, latitude 61.4029° North, depth = 55.8 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:30:27 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak019g2w296x. Event ids that are associated: ak019g2w296x, at00q2l5qr. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.8 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km WSW of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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