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Small magnitude 3.7 quake hits 45 miles northeast of Wasilla, Alaska in the morning
Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 17:4017:40 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred only 7 minutes ago 45 miles northeast of Wasilla, Alaska, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
3.7 quake 69 mi northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, 21 Nov 8.20 am (GMT -9)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 12 miles beneath the epicenter in the morning on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 8.20 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Chickaloon (pop. 300) located 13 miles from the epicenter, Glacier View (pop. 200) 16 miles away, and Sutton-Alpine (pop. 1,400) 22 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lazy Mountain (pop. 1,500) located 28 miles from the epicenter, Knik River (pop. 700) 32 miles away, Lakes (pop. 8,400) 40 miles away, Tanaina (pop. 8,200) 44 miles away, and Wasilla (pop. 9,300) 45 miles away.
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Date & time: Sat, 21 Nov 17:20 UTC
Depth: 22.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.71°N / 148.0211°W
Primary data source: USGS