• 2020 Alaska Seismicity Summary

      Ruppert, Natalia A.; Gardine, Lea (2021-02)
      The Alaska Earthquake Center reported about 49,250 seismic events in Alaska and neighboring regions in 2020. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 7.8 event that occurred on July 22 in the Shumagin Islands region. It was followed by about 6,000 aftershocks including a magnitude 7.6 event on October 19. Other active spots include the 2018 M7.1 Anchorage, 2018 M6.4 Kaktovik, 2018 M7.9 Offshore Kodiak aftershock sequences, Purcell Mountains earthquake swarm, and Wright Glacier cluster northeast of Juneau.
    • 2021 Alaska Seismicity Summary

      Ruppert, Natalia; Gardine, Lea (2022-02-23)
      The Alaska Earthquake Center reported 49,120 seismic events in Alaska and neighboring regions in 2021. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 8.2 event that occurred on July 29 southwest of Kodiak Island. It was followed by about 1,300 aftershocks including two magnitude 6.9 events on August 14 and October 11. Other active spots include sequences near Harding Lake in Interior Alaska in July-September and near Yakutat Bay in September. The largest earthquake in mainland Alaska was the M6.1 Chickaloon Earthquake on May 31. We continued to monitor ongoing activity within the 2018 M7.1 Anchorage, 2018 M6.4 Kaktovik, and 2018 M7.9 Offshore Kodiak aftershock sequences, the Purcell Mountains earthquake swarm, and the Wright Glacier cluster northeast of Juneau.
    • Alaska Earthquake Center Quarterly Technical Report April-June 2021

      Ruppert, Natalia (2021-08)
      This series of technical quarterly reports from the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) includes detailed summaries and updates on Alaska seismicity, the AEC seismic network and stations, field work, our social media presence, and lists publications and presentations by AEC staff. Multiple AEC staff members contributed to this report. It is issued in the following month after the completion of each quarter Q1: January-March, Q2: April-June, Q3: July-September, and Q4: October-December.
    • Alaska Earthquake Center Quarterly Technical Report January-March 2021

      Ruppert, Natalia (2021-05)
      This is the first in a series of technical quarterly reports from the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC). It includes detailed summaries and updates on Alaska seismicity, the AEC seismic network and stations, field work, our social media presence, and lists publications and presentations by AEC staff. Multiple AEC staff members contributed to this report. It is issued in the following month after the completion of each quarter Q1: January-March, Q2: April-June, Q3: July-September, and Q4: October-December.
    • Alaska Earthquake Center Quarterly Technical Report January-March 2022

      Ruppert, Natalia (2022-05)
      This series of technical quarterly reports from the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) includes detailed summaries and updates on Alaska seismicity, the AEC seismic network and stations, field work, our social media presence, and lists publications and presentations by AEC staff. Multiple AEC staff members contribute to this report. It is issued in the following month after the completion of each quarter Q1: January-March, Q2: April-June, Q3: July-September, and Q4: October-December. First report was published for January-March, 2021.
    • Alaska Earthquake Center Quarterly Technical Report July-September 2021

      Ruppert, Natalia (2021-11)
      This series of technical quarterly reports from the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) includes detailed summaries and updates on Alaska seismicity, the AEC seismic network and stations, field work, our social media presence, and lists publications and presentations by AEC staff. Multiple AEC staff members contributed to this report. It is issued in the following month after the completion of each quarter Q1: January-March, Q2: April-June, Q3: July-September, and Q4: October-December.
    • Alaska Earthquake Center Quarterly Technical Report October-December 2021

      Ruppert, Natalia; Gardine, Lea; Gardine, Matt; Grassi, Beth; Holtkamp, Stephen; McFarlin, Heather; West, Michael; Wiser, Samantha (2021-02-15)
      This series of technical quarterly reports from the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) includes detailed summaries and updates on Alaska seismicity, the AEC seismic network and stations, field work, our social media presence, and lists publications and presentations by AEC staff. Multiple AEC staff members contributed to this report. It is issued in the following month after the completion of each quarter Q1: January-March, Q2: April-June, Q3: July-September, and Q4: October-December.
    • Alaska Earthquake Center: A 2020 Perspective

      Grassi, Beth; West, Michael; Gardine, Lea (2021-03)
      The Alaska Earthquake Center is not historically in the habit of producing annual reports. We are in a dynamic time, however. Societally-significant earthquakes and multiple tsunami concerns over the past few years have brought more attention to what we do. At the same time, we are experiencing significant growth in several areas. Our goal in distributing this summary is to communicate the breadth of our activities and the diversity of our stakeholders, helping us become even more effective at meeting the earthquake and tsunami science needs of Alaska and the nation.
    • Alaska Earthquakes Poster

      Gardine, Lea; West, Michael; Grassi, Beth (2020-10)
      Alaska is one of the most seismically active places in the world. This poster connects the geographic distribution of earthquakes from the Alaska Earthquake Center catalog with the core concepts that drive Alaska seismicity. Rupture patches, how plate tectonics forms faults throughout Alaska, and how the angle of the sinking Pacific Plate affects earthquake distribution and creates volcanoes are some of the key concepts represented.
    • An improved glimpse into earthquake activity in northeastern Alaska

      Buurman, Helena (2018-09-04)
      The northeastern Brooks Range is long known to be seismically active, but meaningful analysis of the earthquake activity has been limited by the lack of instrumentation. The seismic record in the area dates back to the mid-1970s, and shows a broad northeast-trending zone of earthquake activity. Improvements made in the past 20 years to the permanent seismic network along with new data collected by the temporary USArray network of seismometers located throughout northeastern Alaska have dramatically lowered the earthquake detection threshold in the area. It is now possible to identify patterns within the earthquake data including spatial distribution and occurrence rates, which indicate the presence of previously unrecognized active fault systems. I highlight several such features within the data: a 110 km (60 mi) line of recurring earthquakes near the village of Beaver that strongly suggest a singular fault system; a cluster of earthquakes near the village of Venetie that are likely occurring on a complex active fault system; a years-long mainshock-aftershock sequence of earthquakes near the Draanjik River that began in 2006; and two swarms separated by 50 km (30 mi) in distance and 7 years near the Hulahula River.
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Cordova Harbor, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2020-02-27)
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Haines and Skagway, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Gardine, Lea (2022-06)
      These documents provide response guidance for Haines and Skagway, Alaska in the event of tsunamis for small vessels such as recreational sailing and motor vessels, and commercial fishing vessels. The developed documents follow the guidance developed by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) and are based on anticipated effects of a maximum-considered distant and locally generated tsunami event.
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Homer Harbor, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2020-02-27)
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Kodiak, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2019-07)
      These documents provide response guidance for Kodiak Harbor in the event of tsunamis for small vessels such as recreational sailing and motor vessels, and commercial fishing vessels. The developed documents follow the guidance developed by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) and are based on anticipated effects of a maximum-considered distant and locally generated tsunami event.
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Seldovia Harbor, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2020-02-27)
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Seward Harbor, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2020-02-27)
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Sitka, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2019-07)
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Tatitlek, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2019-07)
      These documents provide response guidance for Tatitlek Harbor in the event of tsunamis for small vessels such as recreational sailing and motor vessels, and commercial fishing vessels. The developed documents follow the guidance developed by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) and are based on anticipated effects of a maximum-considered distant and locally generated tsunami event.
    • Maritime Guidance for Distant and Local Source Tsunami Events: Unalaska, Alaska

      Nicolsky, Dmitry; Suleimani, Elena; Gardine, Lea (2019-07)
      These documents provide response guidance for Unalaska/Dutch Harbor in the event of tsunamis for small vessels such as recreational sailing and motor vessels, and commercial fishing vessels. The developed documents follow the guidance developed by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) and are based on anticipated effects of a maximum-considered distant and locally generated tsunami event.