A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 12:23:12 / November 7, 2020 @ 12:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.5 km (26 miles). Exact location, longitude -149.9144° West, latitude 61.52° North, depth = 41.5 km. The temblor was reported at 12:23:12 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: ak020ec6yfqa. Event ids that are associated: ak020ec6yfqa.
Epicenter of the event was 34 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), 28 km (18 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 2 km E of Big Lake, Alaska.
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