Monthly Seismicity Report For November 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

During the month of November 2018, the Alaska Earthquake Center reported 3675 earthquakes withing the state. The largest one was magnitude 7.0 that occured on November 30 at 8:29 AM AKST, 7 miles north of Anchorage. This earthquake and its aftershocks were widely felt in the South-Central Alaska. The earthquake caused the power outages, damage to roads and buildings, and closures of schols, businesses and governmental offices. There have been no reported deaths. Numerous aftershocks followed after the mainshock. The strongest one of M5.7 occured six minutes after the mainshock. 

Notable Events in Descending Order of Magnitude

Magnitude 7.0, 7 miles NW of Elmendorf AFB
Magnitude 5.7, 8 miles SW of Iliamna Volcano
Magnitude 5.7, 5 miles NW of Anchorage
Magnitude 5.2, 10 miles NW of Elmendorf AFB
Magnitude 5.1, 15 miles N of Elmendorf AFB
Magnitude 5.0, 13 miles NW of Anchorage
Magnitude 5.0, 17 miles NW of Chugiak
Magnitude 4.9, 11 miles NW of Elmendorf AFB
Magnitude 4.9, 5 miles NW of Elmendorf AFB
Magnitude 4.8, 47 miles S of Tanaga Volcano

This report was compiled by N.Kozyreva

The data in this report are preliminary and subject to revision. The earthquake parameters have been determined by the AEC, with supplemental data provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center. The data are released on the condition that none of the cooperating agencies may be held liable for any damaged resulting from its authroized or unauthorized use.

For more information on earthquakes and seismology, contact the AEC at (907)-474-7320.