A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.7 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ak020ec8mji8. Unique identifier: ak020ec8mji8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -149.9175° West, latitude 61.5166° North, depth = 43.7 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 15:03:54 / November 7, 2020 @ 3:03 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:03:54 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 2 km ESE of Big Lake, Alaska.
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