A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact location of event, longitude -149.928 West, latitude 60.836 North, depth = 57 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00o2l4dm. Unique identifier: at00o2l4dm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:41:46 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 10:41:46 / February 15, 2016 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanaina, Lakes, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km S of Anchorage, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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