Maps, Seismograms and Photos of the Magnitude 7.0 Alaskan Earthquake

Here is a map displaying the intensity of shaking from the very large magnitude M7.0 Alaskan earthquake which occurred on November 30, 2018 at 17:29hrs UTC and was 25 miles deep. The colored contour lines delineate how much shaking was felt (or observed) at a location. Intensity ranges from a scale of 1 (not at all) to a 10 (catastrophic). Those near Anchorage reported shaking as intense as an 8ish. That’s severe! The star is the epicenter, or location, of the earthquake. Astounding and incredulous, huh?!

What does this severe shaking affect? Everything, see the photographs in the slideshow.  On the map, the colored contour lines delineate how much shaking was felt (or observed) at a location. Intensity ranges from a scale of 1 (not at all) to a 10 (catastrophic). Those near Anchorage reported shaking as intense as an 8ish. That’s severe! The star is the epicenter, or location, of the earthquake. Credits noted when known, some anonymous.

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