Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 59 mi southeast of Sand Point, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 4:54 am (GMT -9) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 59 mi southeast of Sand Point, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 4:54 am (GMT -9)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 32 km depth

3 Mar 14:12 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Update Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 14:18
Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 59 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, United States
4.6 quake 3 Mar 4:54 am (GMT -9)
4.6 quake 3 Mar 4:54 am (GMT -9)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in the United States near Sand Point, Aleutians East County, Alaska, only 24 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 4:54 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 20 miles. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sand Point (pop. 1,100) located 59 miles from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 13:54:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 4:54 am (GMT -9)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 31.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.6328°N / 159.6516°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Stepovak Bay 2 (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ESE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SE of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) SSW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) E of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SSW of Port Heiden (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) E of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -4.1°C (25 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 21 m/s (41 kts) from NW
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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4.632 km95 Km SE of Sand Point, Alaska, USAUSGS

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