A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/19 / 2019-08-28 07:48:24 / August 28, 2019 @ 7:48 am. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pwxscp, ak019b11fo13. Unique identifier: ak019b11fo13. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:24 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -150.0788° West, 61.3036° North, depth 26.7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.7 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 13 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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