Tips on what to do to keep safe before and during an earthquake
When you live in a seismically active place like Alaska, a devastating earthquake like the recent one in Morocco (see Figure 1) may rightly make you ask, “Could something like that happen here?” The answer is—Yes. And no.
The M4.8 earthquake that was felt widely on Sunday evening (September 18, 2022) occurred along a well-known fault system about 40 miles west of Fairbanks (Fig. 1).
Though I was awake in bed at 6:32am on Sunday morning (June 11, 2023) and did not feel it, folks across a swath of the Interior felt a M5 earthquake that occurred about 2
On November 3, 2002, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Interior Alaska for two to three minutes, the largest inland earthquake in North America in 150 years.
Earthquakes reported in Alaska so far this year: 33577