A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -150.0721° West, latitude 61.4394° North, depth = 19.4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 08:29:42 / March 25, 2020 @ 8:29 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0203wpm9xz. Id of event: ak0203wpm9xz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.4 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:29:42 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 11 km SW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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