A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -150.6877° West, 61.7866° North, depth 59.3 km. Unique identifier: ak12906907. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004td2, ak12906907. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.3 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:48:51 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 13:48:51 / February 28, 2016 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Gateway. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km W of Willow, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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