A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 19:05:56 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fac. Unique identifier: us10004fac. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 04:05:56 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.22 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -150.6118 West, latitude 62.1045 North, depth = 10.22 km.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gateway, Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km SW of Talkeetna, Alaska.
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