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WEEK SEISMICITY REPORT FOR MARCH 13, 2023 TO MARCH 19, 2023
During the week of March 13, 2023, the Alaska Earthquake Center reported 874 earthquakes within the state. The largest earthquake was magnitude 5.4 that occurred on March 19 at 07:06:27 AKDT (March 19, 15:06:27 UTC), 12 miles S of Anchor Point.
Activity near the Tanaga and Takawangha volcanoes decreased significantly during this week compared to last week. There were 70 volcano-tectonic events ranging in magnitude from M1.6-M3.1. These volcanoes are currently at "YELLOW Alert Level ADVISORY" by the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Please see https://avo.alaska.edu for more details.
There were three earthquakes reported as felt this week. They were the M5.4 that occurred on March 19 at 07:06:27 AKDT (March 19, 15:06:27 UTC), 12 miles S of Anchor Point, a M3.7 that occurred on March 19 at 02:12:11 AKDT (March 19, 15:06:27 UTC), 29 miles S of Kantishna, and a M2.8 that occurred on March 18, 2023 06:05:47 AKDT (March 18, 2023 14:05:47 UTC), 13 miles S of Willow.
There were 7 icequakes detected in Prince William Sound and Icy Bay.
NOTABLE EVENTS IN DESCENDING ORDER OF MAGNITUDE
Magnitude 5.4, 12 miles S of Anchor Point, March 19 07:06:27 AKDT
Magnitude 4.9, 50 miles E of Middleton Island, March 17 07:04:25 AKDT
Magnitude 4.0, 23 miles S of Herbert Island, March 16 19:33:14 AKDT
Magnitude 3.9, 164 miles S of Yunaska Island, March 14 14:35:28 AKDT
Magnitude 3.7, 29 miles S of Kantishna, March 19 02:12:12 AKDT
Magnitude 3.5, 152 miles SE of Kodiak, March 13 01:04:12 AKDT
Magnitude 3.5, 128 miles S of Isanotski Peaks, March 16 06:00:28 AKDT
Magnitude 3.4, 159 miles SE of Isanotski Peaks, March 18 05:54:53 AKDT
Magnitude 3.3, 158 miles SE of Kodiak, March 13 04:00:41 AKDT
Magnitude 3.3, 159 miles SE of Kodiak, March 13 04:02:02 AKDT
This report was compiled by R. Wilkes
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 authorized or unauthorized use.
For more information on earthquakes and seismology, contact the AEC at 907-474-7320.