Skip to comments.6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Alaska, USGS Says
Posted on 07/17/2010 11:31:08 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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No Tsunami threat...
Prayers up for AK FRiends.
NO tsunami threat.
6.7 Mw - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.7 Mw
Date-Time 18 Jul 2010 05:56:49 UTC
17 Jul 2010 21:56:49 standard time in Pacific timezone
Location 52.970N 169.503W
Depth 35 km
Distances 43 km (27 miles) W (274 degrees) of Nikolski, AK
222 km (138 miles) WSW (244 degrees) of Unalaska, AK
277 km (172 miles) WSW (243 degrees) of Akutan, AK
1493 km (928 miles) WSW (241 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
How many Alaskan freepers do we have I wonder. That’s a pretty good shake...Hope all is safe
Weren’t the Palin’s hiking Sweet Tooth or something? Close by , anyone know?
Didn’t even feel her, here along the Upper Yukon. We went through a 7.9 Nov 3rd 2002, later claimed to be a 8.1; and were right on it. Was kinda crazy when the ground opens up right in front of ya. Half expected to see the devil come jumping out. Thing to remember is you never know which people will flip on out and which people keep it together and take charge. Usually ain’t who you think either, ha.
1493 km (928 miles) WSW (241 degrees) of Anchorage, AK. 928 miles is far enough away so we didn't even feel it here (I live in Wasilla, about 45 miles from Anchorage).
((((( Eska ))))) I am so happy you replied! The largest state, it’s no wonder you didn’t feel it. Was the quake anywhere near Sarah’s vacation spot of Denali National Park?
Well that’s a good size earthquake ...any news?
That’s way, way out there. Didn’t feel a thing here.
The Aleutians are hardly the “coast of Alaska.”
This earthquake was out in the Aleutians, almost a thousand miles away from the Anchorage area. Pretty standard “Ring of Fire” activity for Alaska.
Thats a good size one....Alaska has had big one’s before
Denali is well to the east of Anchorage. You can see the very top of Denali (over the other mountains) from Anchorage at the Captain Cook statue/memorial park overlooking Turnagin Arm.
Oh man....I have friends who are on vacation in Alaska.
Most people still cannot comprehend the size of Alaska, my sister came to visit me some years ago, I picked her up in Anchorage at the airport and she stayed with me at my house just north of Wasilla.
She had in her mind a travel itinerary of being in Seward one day and Fairbanks the next, and doing it by car, to her it was the same as if driving from San Jose Ca to LA.
I said yes it may be the same miles but its not the same roadwise.
I’m glad we do have a ton of quakes, it scares the bejeezus out of illegal immigrants fer sure!
It’s been 40 years since I was stationed on Shemya, and I can’t even pick it out on a map anymore - how close was this to my old post??
You ok up there!?!?!?!
My wife is in Anchorage, no messages from her so far about an earthquake.
If I remember correctly, Alaska is more than double the size of Texas. I also remember seeing an image of Alaska overlaid on the western US and seeing that it’s very comparable in size, and the western states are not small.
The state sells land, (still homesteaded 40 acre parcels until 1987. One could stake and record). Trouble is usually there isn't a road to location. You need a 100 gran super cub to get there. Big investment for a hunting cabin.
We live 200 miles up a dirt road and that's as far out as I want to be actually. Road washed out a week back, I mean miles of the road washed out. So the creek is where the road once was and it's not supposed to be fixed for 3 weeks. The Gov flew in other day, but everything takes time; state is doing everything they can. Just part of living in rural Alaska.
WE lost our custom's guy here in Eagle in this last flood. They hate fed people out this way like nowheres else, years back they had to state police escort fed park people outta here. Chuck our custom's agent was well liked and it's a real loss to the community. He was a veteran, awful proud of his sons in military, and all around great guy. They found his trk in creek, 6 foot of water, door open. Bad deal all the way around. Always the best people leave this earth way before their time. Condolences to his family.
So anyway, in Alaska; distances are great, drive times are long, roads poor, and we have so much freedom I don't know how to act. It fosters the growth of people like Sarah Palin, which is a good thing for the country.
NO, because the posts above say “no tsunami”
I believe Denali is north and west of Anchorage (more north than west). I was there last week - if they felt it at all, it would have been only a minor shake.
I’m fine, thanks for asking though! This was out in the Aluetians (long island chain off the south-west end of the state), probably over 500 miles from here. If anything was felt where I’m at, I slept through it :-)
I’m close to the water, but up high enough a tsunami would not be a concern.
You guys know anyone in this area? I was talking to someone in the airport a week ago who was heading to either Adak or Attu, hope they’re alright!
My step-grandaughter is staying with her father for the summer down on Kodiac island, no news from them, more than likely they are not bothered with it at all, what people don’t really understand is that Alaska has the geography for many many earthquakes daily, its whats called “new land” and its constantly moving.
And Alaska is basically nothing but rock, in some areas there is the remains of alluvial glacier silt a hundred or more feet thick, a very fine sand almost like cement powder, the famous 1964 Good Friday quake in the Turnagain Heights area of Anchorage developed massive fissures and many houses collapsed due to the liquification of such silt under them, same as Mexico City because it was a filled in lake, same with SF in its recent quakes where the most damage was in the district that ironically was built upon the debris of the 1906 quake.
Where I live about 11 miles up north sorta from Wasilla its mostly rock, I have very little topsoil actually and I feel very safe, there is honestly a fault line right on my property even still yet, I had a 5.0 two weeks ago here, it bumped the house a bit, lasted like 3 seconds. Nothing fell down, nobody running out in the streets in a panic.
So in summary its the type of ground under you that a person should be aware of, anything thats been built upon an old lake, garbage dump, glacier silt plain and such is the most dangerous place to be. Having solid rock is safer, it will still shake but it won’t liquefy and crevasse, other than a massive tectonic plate subduction I don’t worry at all about an earthquake for the most part and since I’m inland nor from a tsunami.
I think I will watch 2012 again on my widescreen again tonight...
Is that worth watching? I'm so digusted by the typical apocalyptic disaster flicks that I haven't even looked at the trailers on this one. Funny thing, too, since I love the disaster shows on History and NG.
Its interesting, the special effects will blow you away, its like a super grade B saturday afternoon movie flick. One of those films that you do actually like to watch over and over just because of the visuals.
I waited for it to come out on Bluray and I have seen it at least three times, more so than Avatar.
Thanks! I can watch in online on Netflix. I think I know what I’ll be doing for my “dinner and a movie on Sunday evening” tonight...
Now the earthquake map shows another quake, unknown size yet, 9 miles NW of Coopers Landing on the Kenai about 4:30p.
See those red fault lines that run right above Palmer? One of them is right behind my house about half a mile. LOL!
That’s a little close. Be safe.
been pretty active in the Aleutians, huh?