Anchor Point, Alaska Sees Multiple Magnitude 5 Earthquakes In The Last 10 Days

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Id of earthquake: ak16494837. Event ids that are associated: at00ouic6i, ak16494837. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 06:18:16 / August 11, 2017 @ 6:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, -152.4149° West, 60.0759° North, depth 100.4 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 100.4 km (62 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:18:16 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Kalifornsky. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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