A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 15:04:18 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -149.9159° West, 61.5479° North, depth 47 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 15:04:18 / November 7, 2020 @ 3:04 pm. Unique identifier: ak020ec8mofg. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020ec8mofg.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Anchorage, Gateway (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 3 km NE of Big Lake, Alaska.
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