A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikiski in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.1 km (32 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:05:02 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 21:05:02 / September 4, 2017 @ 9:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.1638 West, latitude 60.6516 North, depth = 51.1 km. Event id: ak16764231. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ovrx8f, ak16764231.
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Sterling (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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