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Just had what felt like a moderate earthquake in Anchorage.

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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It lasted for about 15 seconds so I'm guessing a large quake a ways away from here.

I'm watching the reporting sites now to see where it was epicentered.

Happened about two or three minutes before I posted.

[edit on 7/7/2010 by Blaine91555]




posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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MAP 5.0 2010/07/08 03:15:47 61.800 -150.400 47.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA


earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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REVISED: earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time

* Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 03:15:48 UTC
* Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 07:15:48 PM at epicenter

Location 61.855°N, 150.509°W
Depth 0 km (~0 mile) set by location program
Region SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances

* 29 km (18 miles) WNW (290°) from Willow, AK
* 33 km (21 miles) N (6°) from Susitna, AK
* 40 km (25 miles) E (94°) from Skwentna, AK
* 84 km (52 miles) NNW (332°) from Anchorage, AK

[edit on 7-7-2010 by MoorfNZ]



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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How far are you from Willow?

Feeling any aftershocks? 5.0 isn't huge, bit it isn't teeny either.

I meant to add the state of Washington had one about a hour prior but it was small

[edit on 7-7-2010 by yigsstarhouse]



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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Thanks folks. Felt like about a 4 here in Anchorage. Just enough to rock my building. Now if I can get everyone back to work



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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nothing here in fairbanks. shucks



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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I was watching on tweetgrid when the first person reports came in, USGS lagged a good 7 or 8 minutes behind. Sounds like it was felt pretty strongly.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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Looks like they are still revising depth...

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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I think I felt a minor one afterward. Right after you are not sure if you are imagining them or not. I'm 50 miles from it as the crow flies. They often get quakes epicentered in that area.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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In my opinion this is still only the start, triggered by the 7.1 in Baja, the West Coast hasn't been the same since... lots more activity up and down the South Cali area and further up Alaska way... this isn't over, in fact I think we'll look back and wonder why no-one took more notice of this recent activity...

.. but then, I've always, since a toddler, believed I would be on earth at "the end". And no, I don't subscribe to the 2012 gubbins...



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Quake now UP-graded to 5.3.

Depth 0.01 (which seems a little odd - I expect another revision)

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Either you just had another one, or they bumped it up to a 5.2. I keep watching the updates!

ops Moor got a better update then I!

[edit on 7-7-2010 by yigsstarhouse]

[edit on 7-7-2010 by yigsstarhouse]



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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It seems to me its usually an hour or two, sometimes a day before they settle on the size and depth. When I posted nothing had shown up yet and I'm probably watching the same you are now and hitting refresh a lot.

The reason I assumed it was a larger one elsewhere is when they last that long, it seems to indicate how large they are and they are a ways away.

When we had the large one up by Fairbanks in 2001 or 2002 I think, we had what felt like about a 5.5 here in Anchorage. I watched my dog sleep (so much for that theory) and the aquarium water slosh from side to side. It rocked my house like a boat. The ground here is deep sediments from the last ice age and it tends to be more fluid and earthquakes are like being on a boat. It lasted far longer than this one and I remember thinking somebody is having a very bad day a couple of hundred miles from here.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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Just went to a 5.3. I don't think we will know until morning.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:50 PM
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Generally, during the week and during work hours the reports are usually reviewed relatively quickly. Weekends and night-time they run skeleton staff so anything that needs reviewing (usually larger events) might take a bit longer to be finalized.

However, the automated reporting tends to be fairly accurate, just the depth that is often revised over and over.

We had a 6.8 a while back here on the South Island of New Zealand (v. active country for quakes). My two dogs slept through it as I ran through the house yelling "earthquake" (as you say, so much for that theory!). Here we seem to get more of a jolt rather than rolling, but I live on the major Alpine fault that runs the length of the South Island.. so to be expected!



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by yigsstarhouse
Either you just had another one, or they bumped it up to a 5.2. I keep watching the updates!

ops Moor got a better update then I!

[edit on 7-7-2010 by yigsstarhouse]

[edit on 7-7-2010 by yigsstarhouse]


LOL - strangely no-one ever gets my name right! It's MooRFNZ



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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There has been a steady string of earthquakes going on over in that area for months. Watch for quakes around Skwetna, Willow, Talkeetna, Big Lake and around there. They have a few everyday so small nobody notices them.

I'm just glad it was not a Volcano again. Exciting place here at times.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:55 PM
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West coast active today - 5.4 Calif, Wash and Alaska.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by crazydaisy
West coast active today - 5.4 Calif, Wash and Alaska.


Washington? Must have missed that one.. do you have details? Taa.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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No aftershocks yet. The 1.8 that just came up is up in Denali park on a different fault.

This is a bit like watching a flower grow isn't it.




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