7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Alaska Aug 30
August 30, 2013ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Officials say a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the major temblor at 8:25 a.m. Friday, local time. It was followed by multiple aftershocks, including one measuring magnitude 4.5. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the primary earthquake was centered 67 miles southwest of Adak, Alaska, and shaking lasted up to one minute. The village is about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage. The earthquake didn’t trigger a tsunami warning, but Michael Burgy with the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says the center is monitoring for potential tsunamis caused by landslides, either on land or under water. –SF Gate
Activity increases at Alaskan Volcano: JUNEAU, AK — Scientists reported increased activity at one of Alaska’s largest volcanoes on Friday, but geologist Chris Waythomas said it was unrelated to the earthquake that shook the Aleutian Islands that morning. Waythomas said the increased seismicity at the Veniaminof Volcano, on the Alaska Peninsula, started before the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck, and the two are too far apart. The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported increased activity, including lava fountaining and ash emissions up to 20,000 feet, from the volcano on Friday morning. Waythomas, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the observatory, said scientists have been monitoring increased activity at the site since early June. He said the volcano has had some significant past eruptions but nothing that scientists are seeing now suggests anything major is in the works this time. Rather, he suspects there will be a protracted period of the same kind of activity that scientists have been watching. Veniaminof is about 480 miles southwest of Anchorage; Perryville is the nearest community to the volcano, about 20 miles away, and it received trace amounts of ash fall Friday, Waythomas said — like a dusting on the windshields of vehicles. Depending on how the wind blows, the Chignik area also could see some ash but amounts should be minimal, and there could be some impact on local air travel, he said. According to the observatory, the volcano, which has an ice-filled summit caldera, is one of the most active volcanic centers in the Aleutian Arc. It has erupted at least 13 times in the past 200 years, with what were characterized as minor ash-producing explosions in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. Waythomas said steam has been observed coming off the lava flow as it hits the ice. But he said the lava has not been melting a lot of ice, so there is not a perceived flood hazard. –Anchorage Daily News
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6 Responses to 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

  1. Susan M says:

    Thanks for including the map and its associated data. The data shows a depth of 33 kilometers. It was not a shallow quake. Generally, the shallower the quake, the more damage it does.


  2. Jay says:

    Hey Alvin

    I saw on this website http://iceagenow.info/2013/08/peru-250000-alpacas-died-cold-snow/

    1/4 of a million beautiful alpacas died!!
    Frozen at the EQUATOR

    This brought back this old prophecy to me

    Johannes Friede (1204-1257)
    When the great time will come, in which mankind will face its last, hard trial, it will be foreshadowed by striking changes in nature. The alteration between cold and heat will become more intensive, storms will have more catastrophic effects, earthquakes will destroy great regions, and the seas will overflow many lowlands. Not all of it will be the result of natural causes, but mankind will penetrate into the bowels of the earth and will reach into the clouds, gambling with its own existence. Before the powers of destruction will succeed in their design, the universe will be thrown into disorder, and the age of iron will plunge into nothingness.

    When nights will be filled with more intensive cold and days with heat, a new life will begin in nature. The heat means radiation from the earth, the cold the waning light of the sun. Only a few years more and you will become aware that sunlight has grown perceptibly weaker. When even your artificial light will cease to give service, the great event in the heavens will be near. -The Extinction Protocol, page 17

    You are an Ark
    To many Titanics.

    Jay Mc


  3. Stephanie C says:

    Alvin, I feel as of I read before on here you said major geological changes would start to occur by a large quake even in Alaska…maybe I am wrong….


    • V

      There will be tremendous change in Alaska, both of a seismic and volcanic nature. The region of the Ring of Fire, specifically in regard to Indonesia in many ways, is an early-indicator of some of the dramatic changes yet to unfold on Earth. Massive earthquakes, thundering on the heels of extremely violent volcanic eruptions, will single-handedly shift this entire discussion of what’s mysteriously occurring with our planet from the back-page oddity section to front-page headlines in the public consciousness.


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