A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Houston in Alaska. Event id: ak16393989. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16393989. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.7177 West, latitude 61.6647 North, depth = 30.2 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.2 km (19 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:35:25 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 09:35:25 / August 1, 2017 @ 9:35 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River.
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 6 km NE of Houston, Alaska.
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