A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:21 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak12542862. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o1ndyl, us20004v8s, ak12542862. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.1 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 05:30:21 / January 28, 2016 @ 5:30 am. Exact location, longitude -153.2044° West, latitude 59.6823° North, depth = 110.1 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Homer (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 76 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.
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