A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 20:18:58 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 28/03/16 / 2016-03-28 04:18:58 / March 28, 2016 @ 4:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.3913 West, latitude 61.2762 North, depth = 21.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.3 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak13114583. Event ids that are associated: us20005cud, ak13114583.
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meadow Lakes, Tanaina, Palmer (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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.
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