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Posts Tagged ‘Southern Alaska’

Alaska Shaking and Rattling Like a Popcorn Pan

Posted by feww on February 12, 2010

BAD NEWS for Oil Companies!

Long Waves of  Seismic Activity Striking Alaska

Large swarms of low to medium strength quakes have been striking Alaska since early February.

The current seismicity in the region could translate into enhanced volcanism in the region or very large eruptions from Alaska’s more active volcanoes.

Both the ongoing seismicity and the prospect of enhanced volcanic activity in Alaska bode ill for the oil companies that are operating in the face of the fragile ecosystems in the region.

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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

  • 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

  • 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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