Moderate earthquake strikes close to Anchorage, Alaska

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Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake struck close to Anchorage, Alaska.
The epicenter was under Fire Island and only 20 km from Alaska's main city. Fire Island is unpopulated.
Only a couple of miles from Ted Stevens International Airport..
Anchorage had a population of 276,263 during the last census.
The quake was moderately shallow with a hypocenter at a depth of 42 km.
Maximum shaking in the city will be III to IV MM = weak to light shaking

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Ml 4.9
Monday, September 20, 2010 at 01:24:25 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 41.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (15 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
80 km (50 miles) SW of Palmer, Alaska
85 km (55 miles) NE of Kenai, Alaska

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

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