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Magnitude MW 5.7 Quake Hits Southern Alaska

Posted by feww on January 26, 2009

Magnitude MW 5.7 Earthquake Strikes West of Nanwalek, Alaska


This Earthquake

Magnitude MW 5.7
Date-Time

  • Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 18:09:50 UTC
  • Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 09:09:50 AM at epicenter

Location:  59.389°N, 152.811°W
Depth:  100 km (62.1 miles) set by location program
Region:  SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances

  • 51 km (32 miles) W (275°) from Nanwalek, AK
  • 56 km (34 miles) W (275°) from Port Graham, AK
  • 62 km (39 miles) W (265°) from Seldovia, AK
  • 262 km (162 miles) SW (221°) from Anchorage, AK

Location Uncertainty Error:  estimate not available

Source: Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Event ID: ak00088513

Seismic Hazard Map

Source of all images on this page: USGS

FEWW Forecast: An area within approximately 300-km radius of Anchorage would be one of the seismic zones in Alaska to experience continued intense seismic activity this year possibly including a magnitude MW 7.9 or larger quake close to Anchorage  (south of the city, north of Rugged Island).

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4 Responses to “Magnitude MW 5.7 Quake Hits Southern Alaska”

  1. […] Previous FEWW Forecast […]

  2. feww said

    Magnitude 5.5 – SOUTHERN ALASKA
    Magnitude: 5.5
    Date-Time: Monday, June 22, 2009 at 19:28:05 UTC [Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11:28:05 AM at epicenter]
    Location: 61.927°N, 150.667°W
    Depth: 61.9 km (38.5 miles) set by location program
    Region: SOUTHERN ALASKA
    Distances:
    + 32 km (20 miles) E (80°) from Skwentna, AK
    + 40 km (25 miles) WNW (297°) from Willow, AK
    + 41 km (26 miles) N (353°) from Susitna, AK
    + 95 km (59 miles) NNW (330°) from Anchorage, AK
    Location Uncertainty: Error estimate not available
    Parameters NST=074, Nph=084, Dmin=45.4 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp= 25°,
    M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=3
    Source: Alaska Earthquake Information Center Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Event ID: ak00109810

  3. […] Our Colleagues at FEWW forecast more earthquakes and more volcanic unrest throughout 2009 and beyond. There could be as much as 37 percent more earthquakes in the United States in 2009, some in areas that are not prone to earthquakes. A magnitude MW 7.9 or larger quake could strike close to Anchorage. […]

  4. […] Magnitude MW 5.7 Quake Hits Southern Alaska [Anchorage Quake Forecast] […]

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