Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 48 mi southwest of Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 3 Apr 2021 12:47 pm (GMT -8) -

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 48 mi southwest of Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 3 Apr 2021 12:47 pm (GMT -8)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 62 km depth

3 Apr 20:50 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
3 Apr 20:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 65.7 to 64.2 km (from 41 to 40 mi).
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3 Apr 20:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.8 to 61.6 km (from 38 to 38 mi).
Update Sat, 3 Apr 2021, 20:54
Small magnitude 3.1 quake hits 48 miles southwest of Homer, Alaska, United States around noon
3.1 quake 3 Apr 12:47 pm (GMT -8)
3.1 quake 3 Apr 12:47 pm (GMT -8)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred around noon on Saturday 3 April 2021 at 12:47 pm local time near Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 40 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1 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 Nanwalek (pop. 250, 24 miles away), and Homer (pop. 5,500, 48 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Apr 2021 20:47:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 3 Apr 2021 12:47 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 61.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.0621°N / 152.2823°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Augustine (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Nanwalek (pop: 254) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) N of Saint Paul (Kodiak Island) (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSW of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SSW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SSW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SSW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SSW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 5°C (41 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.062 kmSouthern Alaska, USAUSGS

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