A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -149.959° West, latitude 61.459° North, depth = 26 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 03:24:17 / April 8, 2016 @ 3:24 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Big Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:24:17 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: at00o5apgh. Ids that are associated to the event: at00o5apgh.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 6 km S of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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