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Mag. 1.8 quake - 29 mi west of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 12:34 am (Anchorage time) -

A light magnitude 1.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Alaska,  United States, in the early morning of Monday, Nov 27, 2023 at 12.34 am local time (America/Anchorage GMT -9). The quake had a moderate depth of 101 km (63 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.8 quake - 29 mi west of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 12:34 am (Anchorage time) Mag. 1.8 quake - 29 mi west of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 12:34 am (Anchorage time)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 101 km depth

27 Nov 09:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 27, 2023 09:34:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 27, 2023, at 12:34 am (America/Anchorage GMT -9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.8
Depth100.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude60.5386°N / 152.1148°W Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States
Seismic antipode60.5386°S / 27.8852°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRedoubt (35 km / 22 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeSnow 1.1°C (34 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Salamatof, a town with 980 inhabitants in the United States, in 44 km (28 mi) distance to the east, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
44 km (28 mi)
E of epicenter
Salamatof
(pop: 980)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
47 km (29 mi)
E of epicenter
Kalifornsky
(pop: 7,850)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
52 km (33 mi)
SE of epicenter
Clam Gulch
(pop: 176)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
58 km (36 mi)
E of epicenter
Soldotna
(pop: 4,540)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
60 km (37 mi)
SE of epicenter
Ninilchik
(pop: 883)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
69 km (43 mi)
S of epicenter
Happy Valley
(pop: 593)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
74 km (46 mi)
E of epicenter
Sterling
(pop: 5,620)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
79 km (49 mi)
NE of epicenter
Tyonek
(pop: 171)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
86 km (53 mi)
S of epicenter
Nikolaevsk
(pop: 318)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
86 km (54 mi)
S of epicenter
Anchor Point
(pop: 1,930)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
99 km (62 mi)
SE of epicenter
Fox River
(pop: 685)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
100 km (62 mi)
SE of epicenter
Fritz Creek
(pop: 1,930)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
104 km (65 mi)
S of epicenter
Gomer
(pop: 5,520)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
116 km (72 mi)
SE of epicenter
Halibut Cove
(pop: 76)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
124 km (77 mi)
S of epicenter
Seldovia
(pop: 277)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
125 km (78 mi)
E of epicenter
Cooper Landing
(pop: 289)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
127 km (79 mi)
W of epicenter
Port Alsworth
(pop: 159)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
132 km (82 mi)
S of epicenter
English Bay
(pop: 254)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
138 km (86 mi)
SW of epicenter
Pedro Bay
(pop: 42)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
141 km (88 mi)
E of epicenter
Hope
(pop: 192)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
141 km (88 mi)
NE of epicenter
Susitna
(pop: 18)
: Not felt
Alaska
142 km (88 mi)
NE of epicenter
Anchorage
(pop: 291,200)
: Not felt
Alaska
147 km (91 mi)
NE of epicenter
Point MacKenzie
(pop: 529)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
150 km (93 mi)
E of epicenter
Moose Pass
(pop: 219)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
151 km (94 mi)
E of epicenter
Sunrise
(pop: 19)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
155 km (96 mi)
E of epicenter
Seward
(pop: 2,790)
: Not felt
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
160 km (99 mi)
NE of epicenter
Big Lake
(pop: 3,350)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
163 km (101 mi)
NE of epicenter
Eagle River
(pop: 24,800)
: Not felt
Anchorage, Alaska
163 km (101 mi)
NE of epicenter
Eagle River
(pop: 24,800)
: Not felt
Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
163 km (101 mi)
W of epicenter
Nondalton
(pop: 157)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
173 km (108 mi)
NE of epicenter
Houston
(pop: 2,210)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
173 km (108 mi)
NE of epicenter
Knik-Fairview
(pop: 14,900)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
175 km (109 mi)
NE of epicenter
Willow Creek
(pop: 2,100)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
185 km (115 mi)
NE of epicenter
Wasilla
(pop: 9,280)
: Not felt
Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
192 km (119 mi)
SW of epicenter
Kokhanok
(pop: 170)
: Not felt
Lake and Peninsula, 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.
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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
2023-11-27
Epicenter Agency
1.8 101 km
63 mi
09:34:52 Southern Alaska USGS (United States Geological Survey)
1.8 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
09:34:52 Southern Alaska
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with USGS
IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)
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: Redoubt, Alaska (RDT/AV network) | Distance from quake: 16 km / 10 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Redoubt, 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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