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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:47 PM

EARTHQUAKE!

We just had what one of my friends called an "alarmingly large" earthquake here. It lasted a long time and rattled my china. No magnitude yet.

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Reply EARTHQUAKE! (Original post)
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 OP
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #1
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #9
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #20
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #25
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #35
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #40
Fawke Em Dec 2012 #34
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #36
Quixote1818 Dec 2012 #2
teddy51 Dec 2012 #3
Make7 Dec 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #48
elleng Dec 2012 #5
Bosonic Dec 2012 #6
Quixote1818 Dec 2012 #7
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #10
randr Dec 2012 #8
Arctic Dave Dec 2012 #11
LineLineReply !
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #14
Arctic Dave Dec 2012 #23
Panasonic Dec 2012 #22
teddy51 Dec 2012 #12
teddy51 Dec 2012 #17
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #18
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #13
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #15
Melinda Dec 2012 #16
intheflow Dec 2012 #47
JohnnyLib2 Dec 2012 #19
Panasonic Dec 2012 #21
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #26
xJoe Dec 2012 #24
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #27
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #28
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #30
xJoe Dec 2012 #32
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #43
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #50
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #29
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #31
Art_from_Ark Dec 2012 #41
spanone Dec 2012 #33
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #37
doc03 Dec 2012 #38
panader0 Dec 2012 #39
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2012 #42
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #44
intheflow Dec 2012 #45
Cleita Dec 2012 #46
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #49
u4ic Dec 2012 #51

Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. In Alaska?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:51 PM

9. Yes, epicenter in Beluga

which is just across Cook Inlet from Anchorage. These things usually don't faze me, but this one had me ready to hop up out of my chair.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:06 PM

20. Don't know much about AK, only been there once. What I know is from reality TV

From reality TV - apparently SURVIVAL and gold panning is the main activity in AK.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:23 PM

25. Haha. Not really.

At least not here along the highway system. Out in the Bush, yeah, life's rougher, but the majority of us live pretty much like you do. About 700,000 people in the state, approximately a third of those here in Anchorage. Village life, of course, is much different.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:01 PM

35. There's a new show: "Buying Alaska", Houses, beautiful ones, with no electricity, no running water,

long walk to the outhouse, bears and such. beautiful cabins.

Then the other survival type shows - establishing a skewed view of life in Alaska.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:37 PM

40. I watched a little of that last night.

They were looking for a cabin down around Homer, which is where my brother lives. In fact, I'm familiar with that octagon house. My brother and his family did live way out on East End Road in a small cabin with little plumbing -- I think they had running water in the sink but no shower or toilet. They hauled drinking water and showered at the athletic club in town. They were out there for several years but have since moved closer in to town with all the amenities.

There really are a lot of people in the state who live in more primitive surroundings than I do, but I agree that the reality shows paint a skewed picture of life in this beautiful place.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:46 PM

34. You forgot, "Battling Vampires."

You know - that 30 days of night stuff.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:01 PM

36. lol

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 PM

3. 5.8 Magnitude...

 

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 PM

4. 5.8M, 41km W of Anchorage, Alaska according to USGS.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:40 PM

48. Yup

Magnitude 5.8 - SOUTHERN ALASKA
This webpage is being phased out and is no longer maintained. Please use the new Real-time Earthquake Map instead and update your bookmark. See Quick Tips & User Guide.
2012 December 04 01:42:48 UTC

Details
Maps
Scientific & Technical
Tsunami
Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
5.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 at 01:42:48 UTC
Monday, December 03, 2012 at 04:42:48 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
61.230N, 150.720W
Depth
53.2 km (33.1 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances
26 km (16 miles) ENE (66) from Beluga, AK
33 km (21 miles) NE (55) from Tyonek, AK
37 km (23 miles) SSW (192) from Susitna, AK
51 km (32 miles) W (275) from Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters
NST=134, Nph=141, Dmin=26 km, Rmss=1.48 sec, Gp= 32,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Source
Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Event ID
ak10612174
Did you feel it? Report shaking and damage at your location. You can also view a map displaying accumulated data from your report and others.
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:50 PM

5. BE SAFE!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:50 PM

6. 5.8

Magnitude 5.8
Date-Time

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 at 01:42:48 UTC
Monday, December 03, 2012 at 04:42:48 PM at epicenter

Location 61.237N, 150.673W
Depth 60 km (37.3 miles)
Region SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances

29 km (18 miles) ENE (66) from Beluga, AK
36 km (22 miles) NE (56) from Tyonek, AK
36 km (22 miles) S (188) from Susitna, AK
49 km (30 miles) W (276) from Anchorage, AK

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10612174.php

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:51 PM

7. Are you in Anchorage? It's was right near there. nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:53 PM

10. Yes, on the west side,

which is closest to the epicenter.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:53 PM

11. That was pretty good one.

 

I was in my crawlspace when it happened.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:55 PM

14. !

Oh man, that must have been weird!

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:13 PM

23. Yeah. Was thinking to myself who was doing all the stomping.

 

Moved stuff around and knocked things over but the only broken was my wife's "talking stick".

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:09 PM

22. Glad to hear you're OK too!

 

was asking Alaskans to check in - but apparently it's been done here.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:54 PM

12. They have updated it to a 5.9 now.

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:57 PM

17. Back to a 5.8, they can't make up their minds.

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:57 PM

18. It was one of the stronger ones I've felt up here,

probably because it was so close.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:55 PM

15. Glad you are safe!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:55 PM

16. Stay away from the china cabinet! Seriously - stay safe.

I'm near the San Andreas in CA, and I've ridden through more than a few. Bet you have too. The wonders of this planet, eh? Be safe up there Alaskans!!

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Response to Melinda (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:35 PM

47. I've been to Blue's house.

She needs to stay clear of her spice cabinet which covers half of her kitchen wall!!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:00 PM

19. Hope all is ok.


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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:08 PM

21. Glad to hear that you're OK

 

Wonder if the earthquake was a result of fracking?

Is this the case?

Or natural earthquake?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:24 PM

26. Natural.

We're ring of fire, volcanoes and faults all over the place.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:16 PM

24. Two shakes for Alaskans!

The first one shook my house a bit and caused my sons to run out of their rooms. The one that followed 4-7 seconds after was stronger and caused ME to stand up and get my shoes on. No fun!

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Response to xJoe (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:25 PM

27. I hope you are ok my friend. Welcome to DU.

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Response to xJoe (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:26 PM

28. Hello, fellow Alaskan.

Yes, I was contemplating my shoes, as well.

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Response to xJoe (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:31 PM

30. Get your stuff together, xJoe. That aftershock was rapidamente.

Flashlights, blankets, and something to eat that is easily carried.

Maybe it's NorCal e-quake paranoria, but just get ready.

What a first post for DU!

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:43 PM

32. I'm ready!

We already have a backpack packed for each of the occupants of our house I was just thinking last week about how we hadn't had a good shake of the house recently...

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Response to xJoe (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:26 PM

43. Hey xJoe! Welcome to DU (even under such shaky circumstances) Grew up in AK myself

Not too far from that epicenter. Kinda glad I'm not there now.

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Response to xJoe (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:42 PM

50. Welcome to DU

Add a flashlight

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:27 PM

29. Looks like Alaska has had a few lately.

 

Earthquakes shake Alaska Peninsula

By Michael McGuire
December 1st, 2012

Update 1:45 p.m. PST: The US Geological Survey has downgraded the magnitude of the Aleneva earthquake to 5.3.

Two moderate earthquakes shook the Alaska Peninsula late Friday and early Saturday, the US Geological Survey announced in emailed alerts.

The first struck at about 11 p.m. AKST with a preliminary magnitude 4.9. The USGS later adjusted the magnitude upward to 5.9.

The second earthquake struck at 7:58 a.m. AKST and given a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 but revised a few minutes later as a 4.1.

The first earthquake was described as 56 miles northwest of Aleneva, 66 miles northwest of Port Lions, 66 miles south-southeast of Kokhanok and 239 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The second was measured 59 miles east-southeast of Chignik, 64 miles east-southeast of Chignik Lagoon, 72 miles east of Chignik Lake and 438 miles southwest of) of Anchorage.

More: http://www.examiner.com/article/earthquakes-shake-alaska-peninsula

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:39 PM

31. So much of Alaska is uninhabited, we really don't even hear about a lot of these.

But this one was really close. My brother used to live in Beluga, the epicenter. I'm sure it was pretty scary over there.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:05 PM

41. I was less than a mile away from the epicenter of a 5.7 once

It felt like my house was a boat on a lake. When the shaking stopped, there was an eerie silence-- all the outside noises just stopped. I felt like I had just been transported to the middle of a cemetery.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:44 PM

33. hang on!!!!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:03 PM

37. be safe!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:14 PM

38. Tomorrow's conversation on Fox and Friends. "Some people are saying

Obama's polices caused the earthquake in Alaska yesterday evening."

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:29 PM

39. After reading this I called my daughter in Wasilla

She said "How did you know?"
DU baby. She said it rattled the table she was doing homework on. No damage.
I said to watch out as these things happen in groups.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #39)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:19 PM

42. That was Palin. They just told her Romney lost.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:31 PM

44. Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes Anchorage, Alaska

 

By Mark Thiessen
Associated Press
December 3, 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A strong earthquake Monday was felt over a 175-mile swath of Alaska, including the state's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage beyond items knocked off shelves.

The Alaska and West Coast Tsunami Warning Center said the magnitude-5.8 earthquake occurred at about 4:45 p.m. and was centered about 30 miles northwest of Anchorage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the center was 27 miles west of Anchorage.

Guy Urban, a geophysicist at the tsunami warning center, said the quake wasn't expected to generate a tsunami.

He said the center had reports of residents feeling the quake throughout the Anchorage metro area and beyond. It was also felt as far south as the fishing community of Homer, 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, and in Willow, 50 miles north of the city.

More: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Magnitude-5-8-quake-shakes-Anchorage-Alaska-4088211.php

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:32 PM

45. Mind the aftershocks, Blue!

Make sure you and yours are ready to leave your house if another strikes - sleep with your shoes on!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:33 PM

46. A hug from me here.

Be safe!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:41 PM

49. Well, you do live in quake country

So you know what to do. (Sturdy shoes and flashlight by bed tonight for those who are not)

Any reports on damage... Been a while.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:35 AM

51. Yikes!

BC & Alaska have sure had some good sized rumblings lately.

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