A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Point MacKenzie in Alaska on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -150.0063 West, latitude 61.3307 North, depth = 31.4 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Point MacKenzie in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0212o88mof, at00qp7bez. Id of event: ak0212o88mof. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:59:24 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/21 / 2021-02-27 18:59:24 / February 27, 2021 @ 6:59 pm.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-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. 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: 3 km SSW of Point MacKenzie, Alaska.
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