A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.9 km (27 miles). Event id: ak020ec6yo99. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020ec6yo99. Exact location, longitude -149.9452° West, latitude 61.5685° North, depth = 42.9 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:24:22 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 12:24:22 / November 7, 2020 @ 12:24 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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