Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 12 mi southwest of Susitna North, Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 12:12 pm (GMT -9) -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 12 mi southwest of Susitna North, Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 12:12 pm (GMT -9)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 40 km depth

26 Nov 21:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
26 Nov 21:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.5 to 33.7 km (from 21 to 21 mi).
26 Nov 21:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.7 to 40.3 km (from 21 to 25 mi).
26 Nov 21:31: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.3 to 39.7 km (from 25 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.4 km (2.1 mi) towards NNW.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 21:18
Light magnitude 4.5 quake hits 53 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska around noon
4.5 quake 26 Nov 12:12 pm (GMT -9)
4.5 quake 26 Nov 12:12 pm (GMT -9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 6 minutes ago 53 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 21 miles beneath the epicenter near Susitna North around noon on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 12.12 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.
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 Susitna North (pop. 1,300) located 13 miles from the epicenter, Willow (pop. 2,100) 17 miles away, Talkeetna (pop. 900) 24 miles away, Trapper Creek (pop. 500) 24 miles away, Meadow Lakes (pop. 2,200) 25 miles away, Elmendorf Air Force Base (pop. 24,800) 48 miles away, Eagle River (pop. 24,800) 48 miles away, and Anchorage (pop. 298,700) 53 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 21:12:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 12:12 pm (GMT -9)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 39.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 62.0119°N / 150.0177°W (Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Hayes (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SSW of Susitna North (pop: 1,260) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) N of Willow (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Meadow Lakes (pop: 7,570) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNW of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNW of Eagle River (Anchorage County) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) N of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
954 km (593 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
5405 km (3359 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
5405 km (3359 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -2.8°C (27 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.540 km18 Km SSW of Susitna North, Alaska, USAUSGS
M 4.854 kmCentral Alaska, USAGFZ

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6.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Very light shaking, increasing to like a wiggle with a little jerk. Definitely felt, and heard creaking. | One user found this interesting.
Anchorage / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Was sitting on the bed on the 4th floor of my hotel room | One user found this interesting.
99.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
60.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
BIG LAKE (57 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
50.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
125.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Talkeetna / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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