A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:48:51 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 01:48:51 / January 19, 2020 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ak020vg3fbr. Unique identifier: ak020vg3fbr. Exact location, longitude -150.0182° West, latitude 61.4743° North, depth = 34.7 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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