A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -150.6709 West, latitude 62.126 North, depth = 4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fac, ak12465857. Id of event: ak12465857. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:05:55 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 04:05:55 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:05 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km SW of Talkeetna, Alaska.
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