A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -149.9695° West, latitude 61.4683° North, depth = 35 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:03:53 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 15:03:53 / November 7, 2020 @ 3:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: ak020ec8mjgc. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020ec8mjgc, at00qjfluh.
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). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 5 km S of Big Lake, Alaska.
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