A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020ec6yfo7, at00qjfeen. Id of event: ak020ec6yfo7. The temblor was reported at 12:23:10 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -149.9486° West, latitude 61.4758° North, depth = 24.6 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.6 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 12:23:10 / November 7, 2020 @ 12:23 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 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), 32 km (20 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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