Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Aleutian Islands’

Magnitude 5.1 – FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

January 24, 2012 1 comment

usgs

Map showing earthquakes

Alaska Earthquake, No Tsunami Expected

September 14, 2011 Comments off

mauinow

Map showing earthquakes

A 6.1 earthquake was reported in the Aleutian Islands near Alaska.  The quake was reported at 8:10 a.m. HST (9:10 a.m. near the epicenter) on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km, according to the USGS.

Location to nearby cities is as follows:  21 miles NNW of  Attu Station, Alaska; 596 miles E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia; and 2009 miles NE of Tokyo, Japan.

The NOAA West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement this morning saying the magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides.

7.1 Quake strikes off Alaskan coast

September 2, 2011 Comments off

cnn.com

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Friday off the coast of Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was initially reported to have occurred a depth of 6.2 miles, but the Geological Survey later updated its reading to say it was 22 miles deep.

The earthquake occurred 120 miles east-southeast of Atka, Alaska, in a sparsely populated part of the Aleutian Islands known as the Fox Islands. The epicenter was 1,658 miles west southwest of Anchorage, the Geological Survey said.

It prompted a brief tsunami Read more…

Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume

March 17, 2011 Comments off

nytimes.com

A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

 

March 18 2:00 AM

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows how weather patterns this week might disperse radiation from a continuous source in Fukushima, Japan. The forecast does not show actual levels of radiation, but it does allow the organization to estimate when different monitoring stations, marked with small dots, might be able to detect extremely low levels of radiation. Read more…