On the last day of August at 8:32 PM (AKDT) Alaska was hit with a magnitude 5.0 earthquake. The Labor Day seismic event took place just 44 miles South West of Klukwan. The earthquake had a depth of under 1 mile but was felt by residents reaching as far as the state capital, Juneau. At this time The U.S. Tsunami Warning System has not issued a Tsunami Warning/Threat.
Alaska’s Earthquake Center is asking residents who felt the 5.0 quake to please submit a report if possible. Additional information about your situation during the event and how you reacted to the earthquake can be of great value for mapping and research. You can fill out the Earthquake Hazards Program report here.
Alaska Earthquake Magnitude 5.0
Canadain Seismic Station Activity View
Here's what the earthquake looked like on seismic stations in Southeast Alaska and Canada. Many of these stations were installed as part of the @IRIS_EPO USArray project (the ones with code names beginning "TA"). pic.twitter.com/7pGG0ylQi1
— Alaska Earthquake Center (@AKearthquake) September 1, 2019
1964 Magnitude 9.2 Earthquake
Watch: The 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. At this time there are no reports suggesting major damage or injuries. Our thoughts are with the residents of the affected area. We wish you a hopefully non-seismic and very happy Labor Day Weekend!