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We just had a fairly large earthquake in Anchorage.

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:35 PM
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No damage but it lasted for nearly a minute. Our building swayed quite a bit while it was going on. I'd guess it was in the 4.5 range in Anchorage. I don't know yet where it was centered.




posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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What time was it at?

Its not even in the news yet.

oh here it is: www.adn.com...

from the 9th

[edit on 22-6-2009 by suzque66]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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4.1 quake
earthquake.usgs.gov...

4.5 - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
earthquake.usgs.gov...



[edit on 22-6-2009 by warrenb]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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I saw there have been a couple in the North Pole region as well.

Interesting.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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It was between Willow and Skweetna. They don't have a magnitude yet. That is about 50 miles from here.

This is the strongest so far this year. Not many live over there so little chance of any problems. It got everyone in my office woke up however.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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news said a 4.1 on that day...that is pretty signifigant, dunno why it wasn't on any other news...eeesh.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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We have dozens a day but we don't feel most of them. North Pole is far enough away that we would not feel anything from there unless it were very large.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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Alaska Volcano Observatory says:


2009-06-22 11:39:19
A regional tectonic earthquake occurred at 11:28 AKDT and was felt throughout South Central Alaska. This event is not related to Redoubt. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center has a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 and a location 30 miles southwest of Talkeetna.


On seismometers, multiple aftershocks can be seen. There was a foreshock too, before the main event.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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Weird. It disappeared off the map. They must be updating it.

My chair was rocking and normally a 3 to 3.5 I seldom even feel.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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OK it was a 5.7!!! 48 miles from where I'm siting.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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I check on the earthquakes here in AK every morning at this site:

ALASKA EARTHQUAKE MAP

When was this? I dont see anything on the map that says today.

I try to keep an eye on the quakes here because I live in southeast alaska and don't want to be caught offguard if there was a tsunami and I am out fishing.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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Yeah sorry, didnt mean to imply that it was the same.

I am seeing Southern Alaska, 20 minutes ago...preliminary magnitude 5.7

And

Svalbard region 1 hour ago....prelim magnitude 5.4



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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MAP

There were actually two. We felt both here. They were only a few miles apart.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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CNN just announced it.

5.7

Thats a pretty good sized quake, the state gets about one of those every couple of weeks/months in various places.

I'm lucky, where I am quake activity is rare, though we do feel tremors every great once and a while. Here the worry is more about tsunami's.

But even those are hard to reach us because I live on an island deep in the panhandle which is surrounded by lots of other islands and mountains.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:55 PM
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On my realtime seismic monitor I see three aftershocks of similar magnitude, the third occurred just a while ago.

EDIT
A fourth and a fifth also occurred immediately after, but of much lower magnitude.

[edit on 2009/6/22 by Shirakawa]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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I dont know much about this site
hisz.rsoe.hu...
...but I picked it up from another thread around ATS. It seems to have semi-reliable and semi- up to date info.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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Thats a pretty cool map! Thanks for that! I bookmarked it!



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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That is an isolated area. I doubt any damage was done.

Here it was just enough to rock my office chair for a few seconds and the leaves on the plants were swaying.

The aftershocks are not now being felt here. That area has constant quakes.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Isn't there a large volcano in Alaska (somewhere - I know it's a big place) that was looking like it was going to go soon? It was supposed to cause havoc to the oil industry up there. like half a billion dollers or something.

This is it: Mount Redoubt 110 miles south west of Anchorage.

[edit on 22/6/2009 by Now_Then]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Redoubt has been erupting for a few months now. It grounded planes for a few hours a couple of times is all.

The Oil Terminal was undamaged and is still operating.

The page for Redoubt info.

These earthquakes are common and unrelated. That area between Willow, Big Lake and Skweetna has a 3.0+ 3 or more times a week I think. This quake will likely get 5 seconds on the news if that.




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