A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Southern Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Southern Alaska on Monday. Id of earthquake: ak0199z63g4y. Event ids that are associated: ak0199z63g4y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/19 / 2019-08-05 17:59:58 / August 5, 2019 @ 5:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:59:58 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9798 West, latitude 61.4603 North, depth = 34.9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.9 km (22 miles).
Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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