A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -153.1563° West, latitude 59.6967° North, depth = 109.85 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 12:37:40 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.85 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gs4. Event ids that are associated: at00o1gj2t, us10004gs4, ak12497661. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:40 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 75 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.
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