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Fri Nov 30, 2018, 01:57 PM

Damn. 7.0 (or 6.7) earthquake in Alaska. Not sure if it was a populated area...didn't check yet.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak20419010/executive

M6.7 Earthquake - Southern Alaska
Preliminary Report Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time

30 Nov 2018 17:29:29 UTC
30 Nov 2018 08:29:29 near epicenter
30 Nov 2018 09:29:29 standard time in your timezone

Location 61.318N 149.944W
Depth 43 km
Distances

5.0 km (3.1 mi) SSE of Point MacKenzie, Alaska
11.4 km (7.0 mi) NNW of Anchorage, Alaska
20.2 km (12.5 mi) W of Eagle River, Alaska
28.4 km (17.6 mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
806.3 km (499.9 mi) W of Whitehorse, Canada

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 0.8 km
Parameters Nph = 100; Dmin = 0.0 km; Rmss = 0.51 seconds; Gp = 0
Version = 1
Event ID ak 20419010

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Reply Damn. 7.0 (or 6.7) earthquake in Alaska. Not sure if it was a populated area...didn't check yet. (Original post)
C Moon Nov 2018 OP
octoberlib Nov 2018 #1
MrsCoffee Nov 2018 #3
Cha Nov 2018 #16
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2018 #17
Cha Nov 2018 #18
octoberlib Nov 2018 #24
nolabear Nov 2018 #23
MineralMan Nov 2018 #2
C Moon Nov 2018 #7
bearsfootball516 Nov 2018 #8
MineralMan Nov 2018 #11
bearsfootball516 Nov 2018 #13
Soxfan58 Nov 2018 #4
redstatebluegirl Nov 2018 #5
hatrack Nov 2018 #9
TheRealNorth Nov 2018 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2018 #25
trc Nov 2018 #6
rzemanfl Nov 2018 #26
Yavin4 Nov 2018 #10
suffragette Nov 2018 #21
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #14
malaise Nov 2018 #15
edbermac Nov 2018 #19
C Moon Nov 2018 #20
Renew Deal Nov 2018 #22

Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:00 PM

1. Bravenak lives in Anchorage. She just tweeted that it scared the shit out of her.




I almost just died!!!!!!!

Biggest fucking earthquake and I grabbed my baby (she's 9) and hid under a table.

She's like, "I don't want to die!"

I'm like "No shit, me neither!"

I have no fucking internet, just my phone and im muthafuckin scared shitless.

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMFG!!

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:03 PM

3. I was in the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. That was terrifying. I'm so glad they are safe!

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:30 PM

16. Mahalo, Here's an update from Bravenak, octoberlib..

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:35 PM

17. thanks for update

Things come apart at that magnitude.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:41 PM

18. omg, Yes!

I can only imagine.

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 04:13 PM

24. Thanks, Cha!

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 04:02 PM

23. Thanks for letting us know. I followed her. She's nervous but okay.

Having been through a couple not as strong as that here in Seattle I can attest to the WTAF weirdness of it. There are aftershocks. Hope they stop soon.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. Depends whether you consider Anchorage to be a populated area.

The epicenter is just 7 miles from that city. It was a very deep quake, though, so no tsunami is likely.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:17 PM

7. Youch!!!!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:21 PM

8. Not so sure about that.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:26 PM

11. Read the actual tsunami alert messages.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:37 PM

13. I did, this is what it says.

None in Anchorage, but in other places.

https://www.tsunami.gov/events/PAAQ/2018/11/30/pj0ol4/1/WEAK51/WEAK51.txt

FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-----------------------------
* Tsunami activity is forecasted to start at the following
locations at the specified times.

FORECAST
START
SITE OF TSUNAMI
---- ----------

* Alaska
Kodiak 0925 AKST Nov 30
Seward 0930 AKST Nov 30
Homer 1145 AKST Nov 30

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:05 PM

4. Tsunami warning

Per CNN

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:11 PM

5. Do they frack up there like they do in Oklahoma?

I know they are more prone to earthquakes generally, but if they are fracking too it just makes it worse.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:24 PM

9. Not really - if you have the North Slope, you don't really need to frack

Plenty of home-grown seismicity already in place.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:35 PM

12. 1964 Alaskan Earthquake

They had a major earthquake in 1964.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 05:12 PM

25. Alaska gets lots of earthquakes.

The biggest one in North America was the Good Friday Quake on March 27, 1964 and was a 9.2, which is the second largest ever recorded, I believe. I recall reading one account of in that said anyone who'd lived there more than a few years initially didn't think much, but as it got stronger and stronger, and the shaking lasted five minutes, they realized it was a lot worse than usual.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:15 PM

6. One of my daughters lives in Anchorage

Lots of stuff knocked down in the house, some cracks in the walls, she and her housemates are a bit frazzled but they are ok.

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Response to trc (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 05:38 PM

26. I have a daughter there too. She is okay. Says (as of a few minutes ago) there are a lot of

aftershocks. She got a bump on her head from a glass falling off the table went to shelter under. The rest similar to what your daughter reported.


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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:24 PM

10. I was in the '89 earthquake in SF

Was home sick for the day. Scared the hell out of me. I still remember my blinds snapping against my windows. I'll never forget that sound.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:50 PM

21. Interesting what grabs us in the moment. I remember during one earthquake in CA how my cat kept

running back and forth the length of the apartment. I kept saying: get under the bed. She finally did (finally being only a few seconds, but it feels much longer during the quake).

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:42 PM

14. No way I could speak about anything @ a 7 but felt that 2011 5.8 VA quake

a couple hundred miles away here in Philly. The way the old old shelf plates along the east coast are interconnected, the quake wave literally traveled up the coast... And the old building I worked in at the time was was swaying like a MF, with brick and plaster creaking badly and my chair was rocking back and forth with the pulses.

That AK quake is going to have some huge aftershocks for days and possibly weeks. It already threw up a 5.7 and a couple 4.x aftershocks so far.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:05 PM

15. Tsunami warnings canceled

Good news

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:44 PM

19. Some video here.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:46 PM

20. Wow!

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Response to edbermac (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:52 PM

22. Wow. That really shook

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