A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The epicenter was at a depth of 130.6 km (81 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikiski in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 12:27:42 / September 1, 2016 @ 12:27 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:27:42 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak13889704. Event ids that are associated: ak13889704, at00octry5. Exact location of event, depth 130.6 km, -152.1363° West, 61.3002° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kenai.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km NNW of Nikiski, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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