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5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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Earthquake hits alaska


www.latimes.com

Anchorage, Alaska— A powerful earthquake rocked Alaska's largest city and other parts of the state's most populated region on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck with a magnitude of 5.2 shortly after 11 a.m., according to seismologists at the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. It was centered about 50 miles southwest of Anchorage, said tsunami program manager Cindi Pressler.
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This is a recent 4.9 in Canada:

Queen Charlotte Islands Region Earthquake


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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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Hopefully there wasn't much damage, it was a 5.2. I saw this on the top trends on yahoo and didn't see anyone post it here. Anybody know how much damage a 5.2 can do? On a similar note, there have been a lot of earthquakes this year...and some say the New Madrid fault is about to give away, that would be tragic.

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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This one just in to add to the list

Type: Earthquake
17 minutes ago
Magnitude: 4.9
DateTime: Friday June 17 2011, 02:22:24 UTC
Region: Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region
Depth: 13 km

This one 2
Type: Earthquake
22 minutes ago
Magnitude: 4.9
DateTime: Friday June 17 2011, 02:22:25 UTC
Region: Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region
Depth: 20.2 km
From what i can tell they are getting stronger over the last week.
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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A 5.2 may not sound like much, but if you're near the epicenter, it can have some pretty good shaking. Not too much damage, if the infrastructure is good, though. But, food on the ground in grocery store isles, maybe some crap knocked over in homes, and stuff like that.

If the infrastructure is 3rd world kinda stuff .. you can get more serious damage. But, Alaska should be fine.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:47 PM
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"On a similar note, there have been a lot of earthquakes this year...and some say the New Madrid fault is about to give away, that would be tragic. "

Just got this off Wiki:

"In a report filed in November 2008, The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in "the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States," further predicting "widespread and catastrophic" damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and particularly Tennessee, where a 7.7 magnitude quake or greater would cause damage to tens of thousands of structures affecting water distribution, transportation systems, and other vital infrastructure.[21] The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone.

According to some scientists, however, that is nothing compared to what an 8.0 earthquake could do to the New Madrid Region. An earthquake of that size on the New Madrid Fault would destroy 60 percent of Memphis, killing tens of thousands and causing over $50 billion dollars in property damage in the city alone [22]."

Lets hope that thing doesn't go off anytime soon!
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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This thread suggests that tther have been much fewer since the SBX was in dock....www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:42 PM
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My sister lives in Anchorage and we were playing Scrabble together on Pogo when it happened! She typed in EARTHQUAKE on chat and it scared me, but she wasn't even concerned about it. She felt the first initial jolt and then the rolling motion. She said it didn't bother her because the dogs didn't even bark! They are use to it up there. Her husband went thru the 1964 quake. They are always prepared for earthquakes. They have bug out bags both inside the house and some hidden outside just in case.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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a 5.2 while strong it won't damage anything badly. I work at lowes and was being a spotter for some guy who was getting some grills off the top of the shelf. And I felt it and the shelves actually swayed like pretty badly and some product that was on the shelves hanging were swinging too. Everything here for the most part is going to need a pretty strong jolt to do damage.



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