Saturday, January 5, 2013

Earthquake Report: Massive (7.5) Quake Hits Alaska

Just take a look at the map - the recent surge in quakes isn't limited to this quake in Alaska:

A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
The magnitude 7.5 quake did generate a tsunami, but the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the waves didn't pose a threat.
The temblor struck at midnight Friday (1 a.m. PST Saturday) and was centered about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The tsunami followed minutes later and was eventually expanded to include coastal areas from Cape Fairweather, Alaska, to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada -- an area extending more than 700 miles.
A center had warned that "significant widespread inundation of land is expected," adding that dangerous coastal flooding was possible.
 In its cancellation statement, the center said that some areas were seeing just small sea level changes.
"A tsunami was generated during this event but no longer poses a threat," the center said.
After one community reported seeing just a small wave, the police in the coastal town of Cordova said they had no reports of any problems.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the quake was widely felt but it received no reports of any damage.
In addition to the warning, a tsunami advisory was briefly in effect for some Alaska coastal areas to the north of the warning zone, as well as to the south of the zone, from the Washington state border to the northern tip of Vancouver Island.


Waterer said...

Thanks Scott for the update. I have a great suggestion for read*8$)ing for those interested.Yesterday at a discussion table in our Bible study,an older sister shared with us her joy in a book she could hardly put down. I was intrigued as she is a retired missionary and very devoted to praying for all ministry attempts. I include the title below. I got it on my Kindle last night ($8)and have been reading off and on all day. It is really amazing and gives me greater hope for those outside of the family of faith. Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? author;Tom Doyle.
In His joy,

Scott said...

Sounds fascinating - I'll look that up - also a prophetic fulfillment! (Joel) - thanks for that