Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska

Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska

The earthquake struck about 1:30 a.m. and was centered about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Alaska’s state seismologist, Michael West, called it the strongest earthquake in the state’s south-central region in decades.

Earthquake SW of Anchorage -24Jan2016


“Last night’s earthquake is significant because it was close enough to Alaska’s population centers,” West said, adding that aftershocks could continue for weeks.

The earthquake, widely felt by Anchorage residents, knocked items off shelves and walls, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Nearby Cities

  1. 83km (52mi) E of Old Iliamna, Alaska
  2. 261km (162mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  3. 295km (183mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  4. 648km (403mi) SSW of College, Alaska
  5. 1024km (636mi) W of Whitehorse, Canada

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4 thoughts on “Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska

  1. I live in Kasilof, about 50 miles from the epicenter of the quake. It was pretty strong. Furniture and loose items were flung around – they didn’t fall, stuff was launched.

    There’s an aftershock swarm we’re keeping an eye on. The quakes are occurring in the same area that exploded and formed the Valley of 10,000 Smokers in 1912.

  2. I follow this site and set my observations to quakes 4.5 and above.
    Below that and a lot of fracking shows up.
    Usually it show about 360 a month but has risen to 460.
    Alaska gets a lot of quakes. The most recorded region is the western and south-western Pacific.
    Interestingly there have not been follow-up quakes to the 7.1 mentioned that are above 4.5, often there are several in the next few days.

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