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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 40 Km N of Valdez, Alaska (USA) on Sunday, 13 September 2020

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 40 Km N of Valdez, Alaska (USA) on Sunday, 13 September 2020
13 Sep 15:15 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
13 Sep 15:15: Now using data updates from USGS
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13 Sep 15:33: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.6 to 31.7 km (from 13.4 to 19.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:10 UTC
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 31.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.4924°N / 146.3972°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Wrangell (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) N of Valdez (pop: 3,900)
59 km (37 mi) SE of Nelchina (pop: 100)
67 km (42 mi) SW of Tonsina (pop: 100)
170 km (106 mi) E of Eagle River (pop: 24,800)
170 km (106 mi) E of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900)
189 km (118 mi) E of Anchorage (pop: 298,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 13 Sep 15:10 UTCM 4.1 / 31.7 km40 Km N of Valdez, Alaska (USA)USGS
Sun, 13 Sep 15:10 UTCM 4.1 / 32 kmSouthern Alaska (USA)EMSC

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154.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
155 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
194.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
Anchorage, Alaska (182 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Valdez, AK (38.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
147 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Wasilla (155.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Valdez / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : A couple moderate jolts. I was in Anchorage Alaska during 1964 quake. This no comparison but they always scare me | 2 users found this interesting.
Palmer Alaska / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Palmer Alaska / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Valdez, Alaska / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Palmer Alaska / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up. Good light shake.

Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 40 Km N of Valdez, Alaska (USA) on Sunday, 13 September 2020

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