A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 17:30:21 / August 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm. Id of earthquake: ak020aw8o3f0. Event ids that are associated: ak020aw8o3f0. Exact location, longitude -149.9473° West, latitude 61.4631° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:30:21 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close 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.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 S of Big Lake, Alaska.
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