Magnitude 5 Strikes Anchorage, Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3066S, -149.9843W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 03:03:30 / January 1, 2019 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ak0191pccr7. Event ids that are associated: ak0191pccr7, at00pkmttt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.4 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9843 West, latitude 61.3066 North, depth = 38.4 km. The temblor was detected at 18:03:30 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway. Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 41 km (25 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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

 

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/01/moderate-earthquake-5-mag-was-detected-near-anchorage-in-alaska-2/

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