April 7, 2010
by The Associated Press Wednesday, April 7, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled southcentral Alaska on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings in Anchorage, plus Palmer and other parts of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says it received no reports of the quake causing damage. The quake was recorded at 8:19 a.m. The epicenter was 35 miles northeast of Anchorage and 20 miles northwest of Palmer.
April 24, 2010
by The Associated Press Friday, April 23, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The American Red Cross says April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and a good time to plan for disasters. Kelley McGuirk with the Red Cross says this has been the year for catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and the organization is encouraging the community to take steps should a strong earthquake strike Alaska. The Red Cross has numerous suggestions. They include having an evacuation plan and picking safe places in each room.
May 30, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, May 29, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a pair of moderate earthquakes Friday shook an area south of the Aleutian Islands. A magnitude 5.3 quake 12 miles below the surface rattled the Unimak Island region at 2:07 a.m. Two minutes later, a magnitude 5.0 aftershock hit the region again. The aftershock was centered 24 miles underground. The information center says there were no reports of the earthquake being felt or causing damage.
April 8, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Wednesday, April 7, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the rate of shallow small earthquakes at Mount Redoubt has decreased greatly over the past few days. On Monday an increase in activity caused the AVO to raise the volcano's alert level to yellow. Scientists say they plan to fly by the volcano later this week if the weather improves. Last year 19 significant eruptions over several weeks sent ash plumes as high as 65,000 feet.
January 25, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, January 24, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A small earthquake has hit near several Alaskan towns but there have been no reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the 3.2-magnitude quake struck around 6 a.m. Saturday and was centered in the Kenai Peninsula region. The quake rattled within 50 miles of several communities and was felt in both Homer and Anchor Point.
July 10, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, July 10, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A moderate earthquake has hit in southern Alaska, but there were no reports of injury or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.0 temblor struck at 4:26 a.m. Saturday local time. It was centered 38 miles east of Port Alsworth, and about 138 miles southwest of Anchorage.
April 12, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, April 11, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A light earthquake was felt in the Prince William Sound community of Valdez, as well as Glennallen and Palmer. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the earthquake was centered 36 miles northwest of Valdez and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.6. The earthquake occurred at 1:47 a.m. Saturday. There were no reports of damage.
April 19, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, April 18, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A minor earthquake occurred in the Cook Inlet area Saturday. The earthquake hit at 6:28 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.9. It was centered 52 miles west of Seldovia, or 62 miles southwest of Homer. There were no reports the light earthquake was felt or caused damage.