August 2, 1999 |
Two earthquakes shook the Aleutian Islands Sunday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. A moderate 5.5 quake jolted Adak at 4:48 a.m. A magnitude 4.9 quake shook Atka at 12:11 p.m.
July 10, 1998 |
A strong, rolling earthquake rocked Anchorage and a wide area of southern and interior Alaska, sending people scurrying into the streets. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The quake was measured at a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and was centered 125 miles southwest of Anchorage. It was felt in Anchorage, Kodiak, Fairbanks, Palmer and Cordova, shaking an area about 225 miles by 500 miles.
December 18, 1997 |
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Aleutian Islands late Tuesday, 11 days after a powerful quake in the same region. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake at 8:30 p.m. PST was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 200 miles southwest of Adak Island, said Tom Sokolowski of the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. It did not generate a tidal wave.
June 10, 1996 |
A magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck in the ocean off the Aleutian Islands Sunday night, but no damage was initially reported. The quake was centered in the Pacific about 60 miles west-southwest of the island of Adak, or 1,250 miles west-southwest of Anchorage, said geophysicist John Minsch of the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. The quake was reported at 9:04 p.m. PDT. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a watch for tsunamis from Point Sur, Calif.
October 7, 1995 |
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 in central Alaska knocked books off shelves and briefly disrupted phone service, but there were no reports of injuries or major damage. The Thursday quake was centered about 40 miles northwest of Fairbanks, said Rebecca Phipps of the U.S. Geological Survey. Several dozen aftershocks followed.
May 25, 1995 |
A series of strong earthquakes shook Alaska's biggest city Wednesday but caused only minor damage, officials said. A quake of magnitude 5.7 was followed by aftershocks that measured 4.5 and 4.1. No injuries were reported.