Latest Earthquakes

  • M1.7   at 08:51 PM, 11 mi SW of Cape Yakataga
  • M1.9   at 08:50 PM, 11 mi S of Snowy Mountain
  • M3.6   at 08:46 PM, 157 mi SE of Kodiak
  • M3.5   at 08:41 PM, 159 mi SE of Kodiak
  • M3.6   at 08:32 PM, 157 mi SE of Kodiak

Latest News

Alaska was rocked by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the wee hours of Sunday January 23, 2018. The location of the quake was off the coast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, and shaking was felt strongly throughout southcentral communities and as far away as Washington state. It was all hands on deck at the Alaska Earthquake Center - pinning down the exact location, making calls, and checking on our systems. To make matters more interesting, this earthquake happened in a place that we didn't really expect it to, and as a result it didn't rupture in the same way that subduction zone earthquakes (- earthquakes that happen along the boundary between two plates) usually do.