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Old 12-04-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Sounding like California...

Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes Anchorage, Alaska - News - Boston.com

Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes Anchorage, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — 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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I was on the Glenn Highway near Muldoon, heading home at the time of the quake. I did not feel a thing, but I heard about it on the radio as it was happening.

A 5.8 magnitude quake is big enough to be concerned, depending on how far one is away from the epicenter, and Anchorage was pretty close. The aftershock was only a 3.8 magnitude the following day. I find anything below a magnitude 5.0 to be fun, and anything below magnitude 4.0 to not even be noticeable, unless you are standing right on top of it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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I was at work in Anchorage on the 3rd floor of a 3 story office building and all of us definitely heard and felt it. A co-worker and I had pictures on our desks knocked over but thankfully, that was the extent of it. Afterwards, I called home to check on my kids in the Valley. They felt it but initially thought it was just the winds that had been blowing for several days. We've been in Alaska for almost 10 years and that's the biggest quake that we've ever felt.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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2nd thread on this earthquake and just so the OP knows, Alaska is by far the most seismically active state in the US, with about 12,000 earthquakes a year. So maybe California is just like Alaska ?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Lol really. I thought the same thing Jan.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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So maybe California is just like Alaska ?
Noooooo!!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Eeeeps! OK OK Moose calm down ... no we are nothing like California .. nothing at all
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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IF AK is like CA, then I will stay in MIA.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I was at work in Anchorage on the 3rd floor of a 3 story office building and all of us definitely heard and felt it. A co-worker and I had pictures on our desks knocked over but thankfully, that was the extent of it. Afterwards, I called home to check on my kids in the Valley. They felt it but initially thought it was just the winds that had been blowing for several days. We've been in Alaska for almost 10 years and that's the biggest quake that we've ever felt.
You must have just missed the 7.9 quake we had November 3, 2002. That one lasted almost two minutes in Anchorage, about 150 miles south of the epicenter.

2002 Denali earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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