A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kalifornsky in Alaska on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16699643, at00ovc35q. Id of event: ak16699643. Exact location of event, depth 78.4 km, -151.9013° West, 60.4393° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.4 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:51:26 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 07:51:26 / August 27, 2017 @ 7:51 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kalifornsky in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer, Sterling, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km W of Kalifornsky, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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