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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Friday, Jan 14, 2022 at 1:22 pm (GMT -11) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, Jan 11, 2022 12:35 am (GMT -11), which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Friday, Jan 14, 2022 at 1:22 pm (GMT -11) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Friday, Jan 14, 2022 at 1:22 pm (GMT -11)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 16 km depth

15 Jan 00:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
15 Jan 00:42: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 15, 2022 00:22:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jan 14, 2022 at 1:22 pm (GMT -11)
Depth15.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude52.4725°N / 168.0466°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Antipode52.473°S / 11.953°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRecheschnoi (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities76 km (47 mi) SE of Nikolski (pop: 18) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
186 km (115 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) SSW of Dutch Harbor (pop: 4,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
404 km (251 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
462 km (287 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
474 km (294 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 1.5°C (35 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.616 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsUSGS
4.616 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsRaspberryShake
4.710 km75 Km SE of Nikolski, AlaskaGFZ


Seismic station: Mount Tulik, Okmok Caldera, Alaska (OKTU/AV network) | Distance from quake: 101 km / 63 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mount Tulik, Okmok Caldera, 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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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