A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 04:30:39 / December 18, 2020 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.1693 West, latitude 61.6104 North, depth = 43.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.4 km (27 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak020g7v9r9e. Unique identifier: ak020g7v9r9e. The temblor was reported at 04:30:39 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Elmendorf Air Force Base (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NW of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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