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Tsunami Warning – Gulf of Alaska

Posted by feww on January 23, 2018

KMPH – 012302
Copy: FSCT

M 7.9 earthquake strikes 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska —USGS

Magnitude (uncertainty):  7.9 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 56.046°N ,149.073°W (± 5.9 km)
Depth 25.0 km (± 1.8)
Origin Time: 2018-01-23 09:31:42.940 UTC
Source: USGS



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Strong Earthquakes Strike Alaska, PNG

Posted by feww on April 2, 2016


M6.2 quake strikes Alaska Peninsula, NNE of Chignik Lake

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 57.026°N, 157.897°W; depth=17.9 km (11.1 mi)
Time: 2016-04-02 05:50:00 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 100km (62mi) NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska
  • 653km (406mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 687km (427mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska

Tsunami Evaluation: No destructive tsunami generated as a result of this event.

[Source: USGS/EHP]

M6.1 quake strikes offshore NE of Angoram, PNG

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Location: 3.433°S,, 144.949°E; depth=14.8 km (9.2 mi)
Time: 2016-04-01 19:24:56 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 120km (75mi) NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea
  • 147km (91mi) E of Wewak, Papua New Guinea
  • 708km (440mi) NNW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Significant Quakes Strike Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on May 10, 2014


M5.5 quake strikes SW of Anchorage Alaska

The quake follows a magnitude 4.7 shock that occurred 65km SSE of Anchorage on May 5, 2014.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.5Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-10 14:16:10 UTC
Location: 60.011°N 152.131°W depth=86.6km (53.8mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 35km (22mi) NW of Anchor Point, Alaska
  • 182km (113mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 217km (135mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  • 582km (362mi) SSW of Fairbanks, Alaska

 Hawaii Earthquake

Magnitude 3.5 EQ Strikes 66km WSW of Hilo, Hawaii

The earthquake, which struck at a depth of 3.8km, was one of at least 20 volcanic tremors that have rattled the Big Island since April 13, 2014.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 3.5Mw
Event Time:2014-05-10 01:02:49UTC
Location: 19.421°N 155.632°W depth=3.8km (2.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 24km (15mi) E of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii
  • 45km (28mi) ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • 66km (41mi) WSW of Hilo, Hawaii
  • 71km (44mi) WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
  • 312km (194mi) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii

Oklahoma Earthquake

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake, one of at least 7 shocks to rattle Oklahomans in the past 24 hours, struck about 26km (16mi) SSE of Medford, Oklahoma.

Magnitude: 3.9Mw

Event Time: 2014-05-09 18:52:47 UTC
Location: 36.583°N 97.618°W depth=4.0km (2.5mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 26km (16mi) SSE of Medford, Oklahoma
  • 31km (19mi) NE of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 49km (30mi) WSW of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 72km (45mi) NW of Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 124km (77mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Source: USGS/EHP

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Recent Global Seismicity


The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 96 on May 11, 2014.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California and Japan

Due to the reasons explained previously on this blog, FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California and Japan seismicity.

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Busy Day at the Pacific Rim of Fire

Posted by feww on September 4, 2013

M6.5 quake strikes near Atka, Alaska

Strong quake measuring 6.5Mw struck about 77km (48mi) SSW of Atka, Alaska at 02:32 UTC, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

The quake was centered at 51.592°N 174.760°W, and struck about 39.9km (24.8mi) deep, USGS/EHP reported.

NO tsunami reported.

Two significant aftershocks followed the mainshock, as of posting.

  • 5.5Mw + 78km SSW of Atka, Alaska 2013-09-04 13:16:31 UTC+09:00 D=34.6 km
  • 5.2Mw + 80km SW of Atka, Alaska 2013-09-04 14:15:56 UTC+09:00 D=44.8 km

The quake followed similar size shocks that struck Izu Islands, Japan Region and Bella Bella, Canada since late Tuesday.

alska quakes 9-4-2013
Pacific Ring of Fire – Earthquake Location Map No. 2, Sept. 4, 2013. at 06:10UTC. Image source: USGS/EHP.

PRF- eq- sep 4-2013
Pacific Ring of Fire – Earthquake Location Map No.1, Sept. 4, 2013 at 01:20UTC. Image source: USGS/EHP.

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