Small 3.7 quake hits near Anchorage, United States
Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 21:0521:05 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred in the morning on Friday 4 December 2020 at 11.45 am local time near Anchorage, Anchorage County, Alaska, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
3.7 quake 4 Dec 11:45 am (GMT -9)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 24 miles. 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hope (pop. 190) located 21 miles from the epicenter, Anchorage (pop. 298,700) 27 miles away, Sterling (pop. 5,600) 28 miles away, Elmendorf Air Force Base (pop. 6,600) 34 miles away, and Nikiski (pop. 4,500) 37 miles away. In Soldotna (pop. 4,500, 37 miles away), Eagle River (pop. 24,800, 39 miles away), Eagle River (pop. 24,800, 39 miles away), and Kenai (pop. 7,700, 40 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Fri, 4 Dec 20:45 UTC
Depth: 45.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.8935°N / 150.2894°W
Primary data source: USGS