Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 8.1 mi southwest of Nanwalek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on 2019-07-02 10:30:01 -09:00

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 8.1 mi southwest of Nanwalek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on 2019-07-02 10:30:01 -09:00

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 55 km depth

2 Jul 19:33 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
Jul 2 19:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 57.0 to 51.9 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.9 to 47.9 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.9 to 45.2 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.2 to 44.8 km.
Jul 2 19:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.8 to 54.6 km.
Date & time: 2 Jul 2019 19:30:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-07-02 10:30:01 -09:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 54.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.2624°N / 152.0597°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Augustine (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SW of Nanwalek (pop: 254) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Seldovia (pop: 277) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (94 mi) SSW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SSW of Anchorage (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.655 km51km SW of Homer, Alaska (USA)USGS
4.770 kmSouthern Alaska (USA)EMSC
4.810 kmSouthern Alaska (USA)GFZ

User reports for this quake (12)

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Homer, ak / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ontario / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
65105 Nikolaevsk Rd , Nikolaevsk, Alaska (65.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First a minor swaying of the house from side to side, then an increase to a moderate swaying of the house. then back to much lighter. Time interval maybe 5-10 seconds between intensity shifts.  
51.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
13.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Homer / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : More of a jolt  
Anchor point / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Homer (52.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Good shacker. Everything shakes, nothing broken. (reported through our app)  
Homer, Alaska / Weak shaking (MMI III)
50.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Strong jolt with minimal shaking (reported through our app)  
Nikolaevsk (65.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
51.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt long lasting (reported through our app)  
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