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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - Alaska, USA, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:34 am (GMT -9) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - Alaska, USA, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:34 am (GMT -9) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - Alaska, USA, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:34 am (GMT -9)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 14 km depth

16 Jan 14:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
16 Jan 14:39: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.6 to 8.8 km (from 10.9 to 5.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 23 km (15 mi) towards NNE.
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16 Jan 20:12: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.6 to 14.3 km (from 10.9 to 8.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.8 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 16, 2022 14:34:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:34 am (GMT -9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.4
Depth14.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude60.1013°N / 148.3864°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Antipode60.101°S / 31.614°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRedoubt (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities56 km (35 mi) E of Bear Creek (pop: 1,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (36 mi) E of Seward (pop: 2,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SSE of Girdwood (pop: 2,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) ESE of Sterling (pop: 5,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) SE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) SSE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) SSE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) ESE of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (106 mi) SSE of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds -2.9°C (27 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.414 km21 Km W of Chenega, AlaskaUSGS
3.629 kmKENAI PENINSULA, ALASKAEMSC
3.618 kmKenai Peninsula, AlaskaRaspberryShake

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