Sunday, May 04, 2014

Anchorage Jolted By 4.7 Earthquake On May 4th, 2014

Got a bit of a jolt tonight from Mother Nature when an earthquake of approximately 10 seconds duration reminded me of our geological vulnerability in south central Alaska. It started out as a gentle roll, then a sharp jolt midway, then tapered off gently.

Screenshot of AEIC map; grey square marks the epicenter

According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, whose website loads very slowly, the final magnitude is now 4.67, and occurred at a depth of 21 miles. The epicenter was reported to be 31 miles WSW of Whittier; distances from other locations as follows:

-- 41 miles (65 km) SSE of Anchorage
-- 59 miles (94 km) E of Kenai
-- 64 miles (103 km) S of Wasilla
-- 99 miles (158 km) NE of Homer
-- 296 miles (474 km) SSW of Fairbanks

Screenshot of vital statistics

Damage was unlikely.

1 comment:

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