Earthquake Jolts Central Alaska May 2017

#Alaska #Earthquake

On the heels of earthquakes in southwestern Yukon Territory May 1, there was a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in the Cook Inlet in Central Alaska last weekend. Earthquakes in Alaska are not unusual but the most recent earthquake like the one in Yukon was more animated than normal. 

This year alone there has been 5 earthquakes over 5.0 magnitude in Alaska.

Two of the most significant earthquakes inNorth American history have occurred in #Alaska in 1904 and 1964. Teh 1964 earthquake caused a tsunami as far away as @PortAlberni on Vancouver Island and was felt as far away as Florida.

 


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