Wednesday, December 22, 2021

6.0 Quake Hits Alaska Near Anchorage

US Pacific coast is shaking! M6.0 earthquake hits Iliamna Volcano near Anchorage, Alaska just 2 days after M6.2 quake hits California
Strange Sounds

A M6.0 earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 5.9 shook Southcentral Alaska on Tuesday afternoon.

The quake was centered near Iliamna Volcano about 138 miles southwest of Anchorage. The quake was reported at a depth of 98.4 miles and shook the region at 1:42 p.m.

The jolt, which occurred across Cook Inlet from the Kenai Peninsula, was felt widely throughout much of the state, with reports from as far away as Fairbanks, Kodiak and Valdez. More than 1,500 people reported feeling it on the USGS website.

No immediate damage was reported following the quake, said seismologist Lea Gardine with the Alaska Earthquake Center.

This one was on the deeper side,” she said. “If it was more shallow, it definitely would have (caused damage), but it’s not uncommon for ones of this size, at this depth, to not cause any significant damage.

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