7.8 Magnitude Quake South of Chignik Prompts Widespread Tsunami Warning

7.8 Magnitude Quake South of Chignik Prompts Widespread Tsunami Warning

  A large earthquake occurred 75 miles to the south of Chignik at 10:13 pm on Tuesday night prompting a widespread tsunami alert throughout south-central Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Chain. The earthquake was updated to 7.8 magnitude from the initial report of 7.4. Aftershocks continued in the Alaska Peninsula area and by […]

5.0 Quake Hits Anchorage Sunday Morning

5.0 Quake Hits Anchorage Sunday Morning

Another large aftershock shook the Anchorage metropolitan area awake at 7:45 am on Sunday morning. The quake, measured at 5.0, was generated 9.3 miles to the northwest of Anchorage across the inlet from the city. It was calculated to have its origins 28 miles beneath the surface. The shaker was felt throughout the south-central area […]

6.2 Magnitude Shakes South-Central on Tuesday Evening

6.2 Magnitude Shakes South-Central on Tuesday Evening

A brief, 6.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the Kenai Peninsula at 6:35 pm local time and was located 43 miles south-southwest of Mount Redoubt about 145 miles southwest of Anchorage. The jolt that jarred residents along Cook Inlet was generated in what is generally known as the Aleutian Arc in the region where the Pacific Plate […]