A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Willow in Alaska. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.23 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 13:48:50 / February 28, 2016 @ 1:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004td2, ak12906907. Unique identifier: us10004td2. Exact location of event, longitude -150.6612 West, latitude 61.7809 North, depth = 61.23 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:48:50 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 33 km W of Willow, Alaska.
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