Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 25 Km NE of Sterling, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 4:48 am (GMT -9) -

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 25 Km NE of Sterling, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 4:48 am (GMT -9)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 28 km depth

6 Feb 13:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
6 Feb 13:53: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.1 to 39.3 km (from 23 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards S.
6 Feb 13:59: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.3 to 39.5 km (from 24 to 25 mi).
6 Feb 14:02: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.5 to 27.7 km (from 25 to 17.2 mi).
Date & time: 6 Feb 2021 13:48:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 4:48 am (GMT -9)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 27.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.6452°N / 150.3765°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Spurr (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ENE of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ENE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) E of Nikiski (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Anchorage (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Girdwood (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of Bear Creek (pop: 1,960) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -16°C (3 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
2.528 km25 Km NE of Sterling, Alaska, USAUSGS
2.754 kmKENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA, USAEMSC

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