5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Alaska
December 4, 2012ALASKAA magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska on Monday, close to the city of Anchorage, rattling buildings and knocking bric-a-brac from shelves, but no serious damage or injuries were reported. The tremor, initially reported as a magnitude 5.7, struck at 4:42 p.m. (8:42 p.m. EST) 25 miles west of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, relatively shallow at a depth of 33.1 miles, was widely felt in Anchorage, according to Guy Urban, a geophysicist for the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. “Some people in Anchorage said some things fell off the shelves,” he told Reuters, adding that the center was unaware of any severe property damage or anyone being hurt. Quakes of similar strength are fairly common in Alaska, one of the most seismically active parts of the United States. –Reuters
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6 Responses to 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Anchorage, Alaska

  1. Wiseguy says:

    Sorry, not the same subject but want to inform you about this news… Electric Universe


  2. Steve says:

    This was a significant quake compared to what we normally get. There was a 4+ at the same spot a few weeks ago and a 5.7 about 230 miles south of Anchorage last Friday.


  3. Warren says:

    My family lives there and they are safe, but that area is heating up with earthquakes. My biggest concern is when is the is west coast going to start up. We have been lucky so far. Keep up the awesome work! I still follow your site daily.



    • Good to hear from you, Warren..



    • prayntongues says:

      It is already starting up, Warren! there was a large EQ north of BC, several off the coast of Oregon, rumbling in Baja California and steam plumes from dormant volcanoes at the same time a stink of sulfur wafted over 150 miles from the Salton sea to Los Angeles. Today on TEP, a report of the Coso range having EQ swarms and recently local, state, federal agencies from NM, AZ, UT, NV met together with in AZ for a conference Emergency preparedness in case of a volcanic eruption. A few weeks ago there was another EQ swarm occuring at Mammoth and Long Valley Caldera happening at the same time, which was reported to be a very rare occurance. There is also movement of magma in the LVC. The west coast is slowly awakening, so be prepared, FEMA is already overburdened. Forget xmas gifts and spend your money on emergency food/water/flashlights/lanterns and maybe tents and sleeping bags. I have a pair of shoes at my bedside and a working flashlight, just in case we have to get outside. It seems like it will soon be the west coast’s turn to receive their due judgement, be ready…God Bless


  4. Irene C says:

    I decided to do a comparison between Alaska and California for the past week. There have been (M2.5+) 53 earthquakes in Alaska and 25 in California. I’m not sure what the correlation is or will be, but I found that interesting.


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