Weak tremor with a magnitude of 3.6 north of Homer (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska), Alaska, USA

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Mi, 5. May 2021, 00:43


Weak earthquake magnitude 3.6 – Kenai Peninsula Parish, 41 km north of Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 4:23 pm local time

A 3.6 magnitude quake occurred just 9 minutes ago near Homer (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska) in Alaska, USA, the United States Geological Survey reported. According to the institute, which is the most important national and international agency for seismic activity in the USA, the quake occurred on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 4:23 pm local time at a moderate depth of 35 km below the epicenter . The strength, exact position of the epicenter and earthquake depth can still be corrected in the next few hours, while seismologists evaluate the data manually and refine their calculations.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) also reported the earthquake and also gave a magnitude of 3.6.
Some places near the epicenter where the quake may have been felt based on preliminary estimates are Munina (880 pop at 5 km, expected very slight vibration), Anchor Point (1,900 pop 27 km away, very slight vibration), Fritz Creek (1,900 inh. at a distance of 37 km, very slight vibration), Diamond Ridge (1,200 in. at a distance of 37 km, very light vibration), Homer (5,500 inh. at a distance of 41 km, very light vibration) , Cohoe (1,400 inh. 45 km away, very slight vibration) and Kalifornsky (7,900 inh. At 51 km, very slight vibration). In Kenai (pop. 7,700, 65 km away) the quake could probably not be felt.

Earthquake data:

I felt it!

Date and time: May 4th. 2021 16:23 (GMT -8) local time (5 May 2021 00:23 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth of the epicenter: 35.0 km
Location of the epicenter geogr. Latitude / Longitude: 60 ° N / 151.68 ° W (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS

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