A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6343 West, latitude 60.6059 North, depth = 36.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.6 km (23 miles). Id of earthquake: ak17271046. Event ids that are associated: at00ozkz3n, ak17271046. The temblor was reported at 12:16:34 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 21:16:34 / November 17, 2017 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sterling in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eagle River, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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: 10 km NE of Sterling, Alaska.
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