Alaska Hit With 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake

Alaska Hit With 5.0 Magnitude EarthquakeMoments ago Alaska was hit with a 5.0 earthquake 13km (8mi) N of Chernabura Island, 901km (560mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska 936km (582mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, 1283km (797mi) SW of College, and 1577km (980mi) W of Juneau.

Since Oct., 9, 2015 Alaska has had 163 quakes. Today’s quake is the largest of the group. Very few Alaskan residents will remember one of the states largest quakes to date. A 9.2 temblor hit the state on March 27, 1964. The powerful quake lasted close to 4.5 minutes and it is still known as the most powerful earthquake in recorded U.S. history. The quake is the second largest ever recorded, worldwide. Only the 1960 Chilean earthquake topped it on the Richter scale.

According to seismologist, today’s 5.0 temblor occurred near Sand Point, at 19:30:35.00 UTC.

Statistically speaking, Southern Alaska has had 14 earthquakes today that were 1.5 magnitude or greater. In the last seven days the area has been hit with 74 quakes, and 374 over the last 30 days.

Anchorage, Alaska was hit with a 6.6 quake three months ago, in July.

There have been no reports of damage or injury as a result of today 5.0 temblor in Alaska.

By DiMakco Chandler


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