Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake 43 miles northwest of Valdez, Alaska, United States
4.0 quake 43 mi north of Valdez, Alaska, USA, 28 Feb 2021 8:54 am (GMT -9)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 8 minutes ago 43 miles northwest of Valdez, Alaska, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 12 miles beneath the epicenter near Valdez, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska, USA, in the morning on Sunday 28 February 2021 at 8:54 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.9 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nelchina (pop. 59) located 19 miles from the epicenter, and Valdez (pop. 3,900) 43 miles away.

Earthquake data:
Date & time: 28 Feb 2021 8:54 am (GMT -9) local time (28 Feb 2021 17:54 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 18.6 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 61.73°N / 146.67°W (Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS