Latest Earthquakes

  • M2.9   at 12:24 PM, 57 mi SE of False Pass
  • M2.1   at 11:40 AM, 14 mi E of Tyonek
  • M1.5   at 11:27 AM, 16 mi E of Hayes Volcano
  • M1.8   at 11:20 AM, 13 mi SE of Mt. Spurr
  • M2.3   at 11:11 AM, 38 mi E of Icy Bay

Latest News

Tonight’s M4.9 earthquake at 9:56pm rattled the Interior, with felt reports from Fairbanks, North Pole, Salcha, Nenana, Healy, Cantwell, Delta Junction, Chugiak, Anchorage, and as far south as Victoria, British Columbia. The epicenter was 8 miles east of Salcha, with a depth of 2.4 miles. In Fairbanks, due to the close proximity, the motion felt like a series of short jolts rather than the rolling motion a more distant earthquake might generate. There were reports of items falling off walls in the North Pole area. Looking at the distances and the depth, and considering the likely rupture size, this earthquake was directly under Harding Lake. The seismic station at Harding Lake recorded a ground acceleration of 10% g, the highest acceleration recorded for this event. At that intensity, there is the possibility of minor structural damage near the earthquake origin.