Quake 7.2 Alaska

Quake Map 24 June 2011 N.H. 270_90

Quake Map 24 June 2011 N.H. 270_90


2011 June 24 03:09:40 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time Friday, June 24, 2011 at 03:09:40 UTC
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 06:09:40 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 52.008°N, 171.859°W
Depth 62.6 km (38.9 miles)
Distances 64 km (39 miles) SW of Amukta Island, Alaska
103 km (64 miles) SW of Yunaska Island, Alaska
1677 km (1042 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
2429 km (1509 miles) W of WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory, Canada
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.8 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles)
Parameters NST=784, Nph=791, Dmin=231.5 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Event ID usc0004f5m

That’s a static capture. Here are the live maps.

Quake 24 June 2011 190_55

Quake 24 June 2011 190_55

Southern Hemisphere

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

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Northern Hemisphere

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

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Asia and Russia

Asia Quake Map

Asia Quake Map

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Australia / New Zealand

This is a map of the Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand area:

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Original with clickable regions to zoom in

North America

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

Original with clickable details

And remember, I have a dedicated CSZ page with closeups

California Map

Action Closer to Me

As I live in California, it makes it easier for me if I keep them in the list where I can see what’s shaking near me.

Here is an alternative view of things with the fault lines highlighted:

California Quakes with fault lines

California Quakes with fault lines

Original Image

Map of Plates

You can see it is where plates collide here:

Plates Of The World

Plates Of The World

Original Image, and with other language options.

Some Volcano Stuff

This page:

http://pangea.stanford.edu/~dsinnett/Pages/Links.html has a nice collection of links to volcano monitor pages. Just click the pictures for the different volcano observatories.

The Smithsonian page:


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13 Responses to Quake 7.2 Alaska

  1. A good thing that this was far from civilization. One that size in a densely populated area can be a major killer.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  2. E.M.Smith says:

    @Keith DeHavelle:

    I’m expecting to see a propagation toward the Cascadia over the next couple of years. I’d not want to be living in the area between this quake and, oh, Portland Oregon, for the next decade or so…

    South America / Chile? Check.
    Australia / New Zealand? Check.
    Japan? Check
    Kamchatcka? Check
    Aleutians? Check
    Cascadia? Cascadia? Cascadia? (In your best Ben Stein voice…)

    (Would not be surprised to see an L.A. or a Berkeley / East Bay California quake of about 6.8 first, though. They historically have a relationship with Cascadia too…)

  3. R. de Haan says:

    Just for the fun, Piers Corbyn once again has a red quake/solar alert for the 27 of June up to the 2nd of July (Climate Realists)

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    Solomans picked up a 6.3 and

    Magnitude 6.3 – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    2011 June 24 06:33:06 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.3
    Date-Time Friday, June 24, 2011 at 06:33:06 UTC
    Friday, June 24, 2011 at 05:33:06 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 10.919°S, 165.945°E
    Depth 62.6 km (38.9 miles)
    Distances 25 km (15 miles) SSE of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
    444 km (275 miles) E of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.
    677 km (420 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    2280 km (1416 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 9 km (5.6 miles)
    Parameters NST=281, Nph=290, Dmin=676.8 km, Rmss=0.68 sec, Gp= 40°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0004fa3

    and if I’m going to cite that one just now, I ought to note that Chile got ANOTHER 6.x just 4 days ago:

    Magnitude 6.5 – ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
    2011 June 20 16:36:01 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.5
    Date-Time Monday, June 20, 2011 at 16:36:01 UTC
    Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:36:01 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 21.681°S, 68.187°W
    Depth 127.1 km (79.0 miles) set by location program
    Distances 87 km (54 miles) NE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile
    196 km (121 miles) E of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile
    224 km (139 miles) SW of Uyuni, Bolivia
    1297 km (805 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.3 km (2.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters NST=427, Nph=427, Dmin=149.1 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 25°,
    M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=D
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0004by6

    But I’ve gotten so used to them having 5.x and 6.x scale that I tend to not really pay much attention… even though I ought to…

  5. Chuckles says:

    If we look at the results, is that an Optical Aleutian?

  6. H.R. says:


    Nawww… since we’re writing about it, it must be a Literary Aleutian.

    Glad to clear that up for you.

  7. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:


    Have you seen this, ocean hydrothermal which reaches up 1500m!!!

  8. Catherine Clark says:


  9. Pascvaks says:

    Japan –> Aleutions–> Juan de Fuca?–> San Francisco BIG ONE?

    Bet this one is also going to set off some Alaskan and Russian volcanoes. If the Great Pacific Quake Wheel keeps turning in a clockwise fashion, Seattle and Washington State had better start blowing some snow and ice off those mountains (especially the volcanic ones).

  10. vukcevic says:

    Daily record (115 days and 1060 earthquakes later) shows there is no conclusive evidence of a direct link between eqs occurrence and geomagnetic activity, despite two interesting patches which amount to ~ 50% of the current record (7 March – 4 April and 15 April -15 May) Degree of certainty is still uncertain .

  11. Pascvaks says:

    Just ‘entered’ a cmt that I think the ‘Dirty Word Catcher’ thinks was bad and sent me to moderation? (It wasn’t, but I think it thinks it was;-)

    PS: Haven’t been sent to the corner like this in a long time, not as bad as I remember. (Yet;-)
    PPS: Maybe something that I forgot happened all the time, getting old, can’t remember as well as I could; seems new, to me. Getting dumber by the day.

  12. E.M.Smith says:


    I have no idea. Name and IP match with what got through. Nothing in a content filter that I could see.

    Sometimes WordPress does things that are completely inexplicable to me.

  13. John F. Hultquist says:

    Regarding natural disasters and our propensity to make them worse:

    We live about 60 miles ENE of Mt. Rainier and 175 miles from the Pacific Coast of Wash. State. It is not unreasonable to expect the former to blow, as did Mt. Saint Helens. When the quake hits expect the coast to jump up and down 10+ feet as it has done before. They have not, to my knowledge, been linked in a close timeframe. Where we live will not be greatly affected by the quake nor the resulting tsunami as would those west of the Cascades and near the coast. When Mt. Saint Helens blew we lived in Idaho – 250 miles east of the summit. We received about 3/8 inch of very fine particles – so called ash. This is nasty stuff – glass, like a Christmas tree ornament pulverized. Such, but worse, would be our fate if Mt. Rainier goes. West of the mountain are flat-floored valleys that have been filled with the lahars of previous eruptions.

    Use Google Earth and go to Orting, WA for a community in the path. They know the risk:

    So, our Nation wastes millions of dollars on climate related bs while children go to schools that are so old they will fall apart in a major quake, not to mention a mega-quake. We do other dumb things. Take a look at Minot, ND. where ¼ of the town is soon to be flooded. There are subdivisions built on the land inside cut-off meanders.
    Google Earth: 48.235119, -101.280141

    This is space that belongs to the river – why would anyone build a house there?

    Have a cheerful day.

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