Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 32 miles southwest of Sitka, Alaska
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 22:3922:39 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 7 minutes ago 32 miles southwest of Sitka, Alaska, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
4.4 quake 23 Nov 1:19 pm (GMT -9)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 7.1 miles beneath the epicenter near Sitka around noon on Monday 23 November 2020 at 1.19 pm 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
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 Sitka (pop. 8,900) located 32 miles from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Date & time: Mon, 23 Nov 22:19 UTC
Depth: 24.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.7351°N / 135.9307°W
Primary data source: USGS