Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Homer, Alaska

86km SSW of Homer, Alaska

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Homer in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Homer in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -152.313° West, latitude 58.9676° North, depth = 56.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o6dz18, ak13503280. Id of event: ak13503280. The temblor was detected at 22:17:33 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 08:17:33 / April 29, 2016 @ 8:17 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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