Alaska earthquake News

Some Alaskans Beyond Danger Received Tsunami Warning

Some Alaska residents received tsunami warnings on their cellphones following an earthquake earlier this week, including customers in the Anchorage area who were outside the potential danger zone. There was no concern over a tsunami reaching Anchorage, more than 500 …

Moderate Aftershock of M7.8 Quake off Alaska Confirmed

A moderate earthquake, an aftershock of last week’s magnitude 7.8 quake off the Alaska Peninsula, occurred in the same region Monday, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center said Monday’s quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 and was located …

Alaska Quake Was Aftershock of November 2018 Temblor

A minor earthquake was felt throughout Alaska’s Cook Inlet region last week, and officials confirmed it was an aftershock of a more powerful earthquake that struck the Anchorage area 19 months ago. The Alaska Earthquake Center said the magnitude 3.6 …

Earthquake Repairs at Alaska Schools Could Top $150M

Repairs and upgrades at Anchorage, Alaska-area schools damaged last year’s big earthquake could cost more than $150 million, officials said. The Anchorage School District said the new estimate triples the original assessment of damage caused by the Nov. 30 quake, …

Anchorage Planning to Spend $36M to Fix Schools Damaged in Big Quake

Anchorage school officials have approved a plan calling for $36.3 million to repair two schools damaged by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook south-central Alaska. The school board voted Monday for the plan to fix Gruening Middle School and Eagle …

Alaska Quake Confirmed as Aftershock 2 Months After Big One

Aftershocks continue to rattle residents of Alaska’s largest city two months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused damage in and around the Anchorage area. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed the latest aftershock occurred just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The magnitude …

More Than 1,000 Properties Still Not Inspected After Alaska Quake

About 1,200 properties in the Anchorage area are waiting for damage inspections more than a month after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook south-central Alaska, city officials said. The deadline to apply for a state individual assistance grant is Jan. 29, …

5.0M Quake That Hit Alaska Was Aftershock, Experts Say

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents on New Year’s Eve but no damage or injuries were reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed the quake occurred Monday around 6 p.m. in the Cook Inlet region. It was widely felt …

Specialist Encouraging Radon Tests for Homeowners After Alaska Quake

A state energy specialist is encouraging those affected by last month’s earthquake in south-central Alaska to retest their homes for radon. Radon is an odorless gas that has been linked to cancer. It is formed when uranium underground decays. Art …

More Than 100 Buildings Found Unsafe After Alaska Quake

More than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, according to city data. At least another 182 buildings received some kind of damage from …