Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S.

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S. at 05:17 UTC on January 22, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 42.8 km (26.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). The epicenter was located…

Yakutat declares disaster emergency after 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow, Alaska

Yakutat declares disaster emergency after 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow, Alaska

The City and Borough of Yakutat in Alaska, U.S. has declared a local disaster emergency on January 11, 2022, after accumulating approximately 1.5 – 1.8 m (5 – 6 feet) of snow over the last several weeks. Yakutat is isolated and off the road system, and all local…

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S.

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S. at 11:35 UTC on January 11, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.3 km (13.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). The epicenter was located…

Alaska sets new December temperature records, U.S.

Alaska sets new December temperature records, U.S.

Temperatures in Alaska are again making rounds in the international news, with several high and low records broken or obliterated. The temperature at Kodiak Tide Gauge, Alaska hit 19.4 °C (67 °F) on December 26, 2021, setting a new December high temperature…

M5.9 earthquake hits Southern Alaska at intermediate depth, U.S.

M5.9 earthquake hits Southern Alaska at intermediate depth, U.S.

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Southern Alaska at 22:42 UTC (13:42 LT) on December 22, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 152.6 km (94.8 miles). The EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 146 km (90.7 miles). The epicenter was located…

Lava flow field at Great Sitkin grows to more than 1.3 square km, Alaska

Lava flow field at Great Sitkin grows to more than 1.3 square km, Alaska

Seismicity at Great Sitkin volcano continues at low but above background levels and satellite data shows elevated surface temperatures. In addition, new SAR images from DLR show the lava flow field has grown to more than 1.3 km2 (0.5 mi2). The SE edge seems to have…

Earthquake swarm under Davidof volcano, U.S.

Earthquake swarm under Davidof volcano, U.S.

Due to the possibility of escalating volcanic events associated with a swarm of earthquakes in the vicinity of Davidof volcano in Alaska, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code and the Volcano Alert Level for Davidof volcano to…

Ground deformation at Okmok volcano suggests shallow magma intrusion, U.S.

Ground deformation at Okmok volcano suggests shallow magma intrusion, U.S.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has observed a change from the long-term deformation pattern at Okmok volcano as measured by two continuous Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) stations within the caldera between September and November 2021. The…

Atmospheric river hits southern Alaska, dropping historic rainfall, U.S.

Atmospheric river hits southern Alaska, dropping historic rainfall, U.S.

An atmospheric river impacted southern Alaska over the past couple of days, bringing prolonged heavy rainfall which resulted in historic rainfall totals. The rain began on Friday, October 29 and continued through November 3. Flooding was reported in Girdwood, near…

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Alaska Peninsula, U.S.

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Alaska Peninsula, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the Alaska Peninsula, U.S. at 09:10 UTC on October 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 69.1 km (42.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 51 km (31 miles). The epicenter was located…