Small tremor of magnitude 3.1 just reported 6 miles northeast of Valdez, Alaska, United States
Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 10:1010:10 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred only 6 minutes ago 6 miles northeast of Valdez, Alaska, United States, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
3.1 quake 4 Jan 12:50 am (GMT -9)
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of miles beneath the epicenter near Valdez, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska, USA, after midnight on Monday 4 January 2021 at 12:50 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake 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 Valdez (pop. 3,900) located 6 miles from the epicenter. In Tatitlek (pop. 88, 27 miles away), and Tonsina (pop. 78, 48 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 4 Jan 12:50 am (GMT -9) local time (4 Jan 2021 09:50 GMT)
Depth: 0.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.21°N / 146.27°W (Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS