List of earthquakes in Alaska

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This is an incomplete list of earthquakes in Alaska.

Date MMI Mag. Coordinates Depth Deaths Injuries Comments Ref
2018-11-30 VIII 7.1 Mw 61°20′24″N 149°56′13″W / 61.340°N 149.937°W / 61.340; -149.937 46.7 km 117 Road Damage [1][2]
2018-01-23 7.9 Mw 56°03′29″N 149°05′49″W / 56.058°N 149.097°W / 56.058; -149.097 10 km [3]
2016-01-24 VII 7.1 Mw 59°37′N 153°20′W / 59.61°N 153.34°W / 59.61; -153.34 127.8 km
2014-06-23 VI 7.9 Mw 51°48′N 178°46′W / 51.80°N 178.76°W / 51.80; -178.76 107.5 km Tsunami
2002-11-03 IX 7.9 Mw 63°31′N 147°36′W / 63.51°N 147.6°W / 63.51; -147.6 13 km 1
1986-05-07 VI 8.0 Mw 51°31′N 174°47′E / 51.52°N 174.78°E / 51.52; 174.78 19 km Moderate damage / tsunami [4]
1975-02-02 IX 7.6 Ms 53°07′N 173°30′E / 53.11°N 173.50°E / 53.11; 173.50 10 km 15
1965-02-04 VI 8.7 Mw 51°17′N 178°33′W / 51.29°N 178.55°W / 51.29; -178.55 36 km Tsunami
1964-03-27 XI 9.2 Mw 61°02′N 147°44′W / 61.04°N 147.73°W / 61.04; -147.73 23 km 139 Tsunami
1958-07-10 XI 7.8 Mw 58°22′N 136°40′W / 58.37°N 136.67°W / 58.37; -136.67 35 km 5 Megatsunami
1957-03-09 VIII 8.6 Mw 51°30′N 175°38′W / 51.5°N 175.63°W / 51.5; -175.63 25 km Tsunami
1946-04-01 VI 8.6 Mw 53°29′N 162°50′W / 53.49°N 162.83°W / 53.49; -162.83 15 km 165–173 Tsunami
1906-08-17 8.35 Mw 50°36′N 178°22′E / 50.6°N 178.36°E / 50.6; 178.36
1899-09-10 8.0 Mw 60°00′N 140°00′W / 60.0°N 140.0°W / 60.0; -140.0 47 feet (14 metres) uplift [5]
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand-alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events and those of scientific interest should be recorded.

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  1. ^ "M 7.1 - 14km NNW of Anchorage, Alaska". usgs.gov. United States Geological Survey. November 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Alaska earthquake claimed no lives, officials say, but infrastructure damage is another story". FOX News. FOX News Network, LLC. November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "M 7.9 - 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska". usgs.gov. United States Geological Survey. January 23, 2018.
  4. ^ National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS) (1972), Significant Earthquake Database (Data Set), National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
  5. ^ Page, RA; Biswas, NN; Lahr, JC; Pulpan, H (1991) Seismicity of continental Alaska. In: Slemmons, DB; Engdahl, ER; Zoback, MD; Blackwell, DD (eds.). Neotectonics of North America (PDF). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.