Recent Eqs Map Legend

The sizes of symbols scale with earthquake magnitude, and their color with either the age of the earthquake or its depth, as shown in the legend below, and selected in the panel to the right of the map.  Clicking on an earthquake symbol shows its basic details and a link to a page with more details about the individual earthquake. Probable surface explosions (usually due to quarrying or road building) are shown as stars.

Control Panel

Recent Eqs Map Panel

Using the tools in this panel you can control the earthquakes shown on the map. The minimum magnitude to plot is selected by the slider. The "Time" and "Depth" determines whether earthquake age or depth are used to color the symbol.

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Color earthquakes by:

Data Layers



Instructions: Close
Please follow the steps below:
  • 1) To begin, click the "Draw" button
  • 2) Click a point on the map, this will be the left side of the cross-section.
  • 3)Click a second point on the map, this will be the right side of the cross-section.
  • 4) Drag square on line to include events to plot.
    • 5) Select plot type and depth constraint if any.
    • 6) Click "Plot"

Events on map

Epoch Mag Event Information Event Information Event Information Event Information Depth (km) Depth (mi)


 The stations that are included within the Earthquake Center's data processing feed. Not all stations are maintained by the AEC.  
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 Shows quaternary faults as mapped and compiled by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. See http://www.dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/24956 for full reference.  


 Historically active volcanoes in Alaska. Visit the Alaska Volcano Observatory at http://www.avo.alaska.edu for more information.  

Trans-Alaska Pipeline

  Show the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, running 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay to the Port of Valdez.  

Earthquake Rupture Patches

  Show areas that ruptured during many of the largest earthquakes in Alaska.  

Cross Section

 Create a custom cross-section or depth-time plot. Click on "Draw" to start.

Data Layers

 Show other information on the map such as stations, faults, and rupture patches.