Originally posted by rai76
Maybe a stupid question but could it be something to do with a Volcano in that area? Does someone know if there is one there?
Alaska has more earthquakes per year than the combined total of the rest of the United States. As many as 4,000 are recorded there every year. Alaska is on a plate boundary where one plate is sliding along another, a subduction zone.
Earthquake History of Alaska
The earth's most active seismic feature, the circum-Pacific seismic belt, brushes Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, where more earthquakes occur than in the other 49 States combined. More than 80 percent of the planet's tremors occur in the circum-Pacific belt, and about six percent of the large, shallow earthquakes are in the Alaska area, where as many as 4,000 earthquake at various depths are detected in a year.
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
All these quakes are being reported from the Rat Islands.
They're big honkin' volcanos.
Originally posted by ADVISOR
An actual chronological listing of events would be useful.