A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:59 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 21:58:59 / August 17, 2020 @ 9:58 pm. Exact location, longitude -149.9953° West, latitude 61.4788° North, depth = 26.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.1 km (16 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bg92, ak020akqgkjx. Id of event: ak020akqgkjx.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 5 km SSW of Big Lake, Alaska.
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