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Mag. 2.3 quake - 60 mi west of Anchor Point, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 12:27 am (Anchorage time) -

A light magnitude 2.3 earthquake hit 96 km (60 mi) away from Anchor Point, Alaska,  United States, in the early morning of Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 12.27 am local time (America/Anchorage GMT -9). The quake had a moderate depth of 165 km (102 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.3 quake - 60 mi west of Anchor Point, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 12:27 am (Anchorage time) Mag. 2.3 quake - 60 mi west of Anchor Point, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 12:27 am (Anchorage time)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 165 km depth

26 Nov 09:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 26, 2023 09:27:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 12:27 am (America/Anchorage GMT -9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.3
Depth164.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude59.9796°N / 153.5088°W Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States
Seismic antipode59.9796°S / 26.4912°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoIliamna (24 km / 15 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds -2.2°C (28 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Pedro Bay, a town with 42 inhabitants in the United States, in 40 km (25 mi) distance to the southwest, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
40 km (25 mi)
SW of epicenter
Pedro Bay
(pop: 42)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
51 km (32 mi)
NW of epicenter
Port Alsworth
(pop: 159)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
74 km (46 mi)
W of epicenter
Nondalton
(pop: 157)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
83 km (51 mi)
W of epicenter
Newhalen
(pop: 182)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
93 km (58 mi)
SW of epicenter
Kokhanok
(pop: 170)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
96 km (60 mi)
E of epicenter
Anchor Point
(pop: 1,930)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
99 km (61 mi)
E of epicenter
Happy Valley
(pop: 593)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
103 km (64 mi)
E of epicenter
Ninilchik
(pop: 883)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
108 km (67 mi)
E of epicenter
Nikolaevsk
(pop: 318)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
113 km (70 mi)
SE of epicenter
English Bay
(pop: 254)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
116 km (72 mi)
E of epicenter
Gomer
(pop: 5,520)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
117 km (73 mi)
SE of epicenter
Seldovia
(pop: 277)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
121 km (75 mi)
E of epicenter
Clam Gulch
(pop: 176)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
127 km (79 mi)
E of epicenter
Fritz Creek
(pop: 1,930)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
132 km (82 mi)
NE of epicenter
Kalifornsky
(pop: 7,850)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
135 km (84 mi)
E of epicenter
Halibut Cove
(pop: 76)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
140 km (87 mi)
NE of epicenter
Kenai
(pop: 7,660)
: Not felt
Alaska
143 km (89 mi)
E of epicenter
Fox River
(pop: 685)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
146 km (90 mi)
NE of epicenter
Nikiski
(pop: 4,490)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
147 km (91 mi)
NE of epicenter
Soldotna
(pop: 4,540)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
152 km (95 mi)
SW of epicenter
Igiugig
(pop: 50)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
164 km (102 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sterling
(pop: 5,620)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
177 km (110 mi)
NE of epicenter
Tyonek
(pop: 171)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
186 km (115 mi)
NW of epicenter
Lime Village
(pop: 29)
: Not felt
Bethel, Alaska
212 km (132 mi)
SW of epicenter
Levelock
(pop: 69)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
229 km (143 mi)
SW of epicenter
King Salmon
(pop: 374)
: Not felt
Bristol Bay, Alaska
238 km (148 mi)
NE of epicenter
Susitna
(pop: 18)
: Not felt
Alaska
243 km (151 mi)
SW of epicenter
Naknek
(pop: 544)
: Not felt
Bristol Bay, Alaska
246 km (153 mi)
NE of epicenter
Point MacKenzie
(pop: 529)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
258 km (160 mi)
NE of epicenter
Big Lake
(pop: 3,350)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
272 km (169 mi)
NE of epicenter
Willow Creek
(pop: 2,100)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.3, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2023-11-26
Epicenter Agency
2.3 165 km
102 mi
09:27:18 39 Km ENE of Pedro Bay, Alaska USGS (United States Geological Survey)
2.8 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
09:27:18 Southern Alaska
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with USGS
IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)
2.3 165 km
102 mi
09:27:18 Southern Alaska
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with USGS
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Notes:
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.

Seismograms

Seismic station: Iliamna Southwest, Iliamna Volcano, Alaska (ILSW/AV network) | Distance from quake: 20 km / 13 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Iliamna Southwest, Iliamna Volcano, 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 16,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.08 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 12.5 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.78 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.3 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 9.8 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 48 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 618 quakes per year (or 51 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,500 quakes per year (or 4.1 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 10 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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