A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Y in Alaska on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13466305, us20005j52. Id of event: ak13466305. Exact location of event, longitude -149.5907 West, latitude 62.0014 North, depth = 38.2 km. The temblor was detected at 20:55:26 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 04:55:26 / April 17, 2016 @ 4:55 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.2 km (24 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River. The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 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 seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 24 km SE of Y, Alaska.
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