Magnitude 4.9 quake near Anchorage, AK

Last updated: 2018-03-26 17:50:58 UTC

The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 13 (+ 2) three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza Californa (see map).

On Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at 13:53 (PST) we recorded a quake (preliminary ml 4.9) located near the city of Anchorage. No reports as yet.

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Initial source parameters for the recent event and aftershocks are shown below. The epicentral distance (distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 14.4 degrees (1550 km).

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Depth ml Author
61.56 -150.65 8/06/2002 (218) 19:53:09 66.3 4.9* QED

*note that the location and magnitude determined for this event is preliminary and is subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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