Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 50 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, United States
Sat, 27 Feb 2021, 22:3622:36 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Sand Point, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, was reported only 23 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 13 miles beneath the epicenter around noon on Saturday 27 February 2021 at 1:13 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.
4.3 quake 27 Feb 1:13 pm (GMT -9)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sand Point (pop. 1,100) located 50 miles from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 27 Feb 2021 1:13 pm (GMT -9) local time (27 Feb 2021 22:13 GMT)
Depth: 21.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.94°N / 159.45°W (Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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