A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska on Sunday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:49:57 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Talkeetna in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/15 / 2015-07-06 00:49:57 / July 6, 2015 @ 12:49 am. Unique identifier: at00nr1jn9. Ids that are associated to the event: at00nr1jn9. Exact location of earthquake, -150.734° West, 62.133° North, depth 72 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gateway, Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km WSW of Talkeetna, Alaska.
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