Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 59 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, United States
Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 14:1814:18 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in the United States near Sand Point, Aleutians East County, Alaska, only 24 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 4:54 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 20 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.
4.6 quake 3 Mar 4:54 am (GMT -9)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake 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 59 miles from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 4:54 am (GMT -9) local time (3 Mar 2021 13:54 GMT)
Depth: 31.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.63°N / 159.65°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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