A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 16:05:14 / October 15, 2020 @ 4:05 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:05:14 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -149.3438 West, latitude 61.1353 North, depth = 19.5 km. Unique identifier: ak020da7vc4e. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020da7vc4e, at00qi93cr. A tsunami warning has been issued near Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.5 km (12 miles).
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meadow Lakes, Tanaina, Palmer.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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