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Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 40 mi west of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:21 am (GMT -9)

Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 40 mi west of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:21 am (GMT -9) Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 40 mi west of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:21 am (GMT -9)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 101 km depth

18 Jan 17:25 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
18 Jan 17:26: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.9 to 101.6 km (from 63 to 63 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (0.9 mi) towards WNW.
18 Jan 17:32: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 101.6 to 101.2 km (from 63 to 63 mi).
Update Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 17:30

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, United States

3.0 quake 18 Jan 8:21 am (GMT -9)
3.0 quake 18 Jan 8:21 am (GMT -9)
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, USA, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 63 miles beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 18 January 2021 at 8:21 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Munina (pop. 880, 33 miles away), Cohoe (pop. 1,400, 39 miles away), Kalifornsky (pop. 7,900, 40 miles away), Kenai (pop. 7,700, 43 miles away), Anchor Point (pop. 1,900, 45 miles away), and Nikiski (pop. 4,500, 46 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 18, 2021 17:21:19 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:21 am (GMT -9)
Depth101.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude60.3482°N / 152.4474°W (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States)
Antipode60.348°S / 27.553°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRedoubt (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities54 km (34 mi) NW of Ninilchik (pop: 883) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NW of Happy Valley (pop: 593) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) W of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) NNW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Nikiski (pop: 4,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) W of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Homer (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) NW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Sterling (pop: 5,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeSnow 1.5°C (35 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 13 m/s (26 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
2.9101 km54 Km NW of Ninilchik, Alaska, USAUSGS


Seismic station: Redoubt Volcano, Redoubt Volcano, Alaska (RED/AV network) | Distance from quake: 20 km / 12 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Redoubt Volcano, Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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