Massive earthquake - Old Iliamna, Alaska on January 24, 2016

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Magnitude : 7.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2016-01-24 01:30:30

GMT/UTC Time : 2016-01-24 10:30:30

Depth (Hypocenter) : 127.84 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 23:49 2.5 102 MAP
  • Homer - 11:13 approximately, I felt one big shake then over.
  • EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 23:32 3.0 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Redoubt Volcano, Alaska Jan 24 23:32 3.0 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 23:28 2.5 97 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 23:28 2.5 96 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 22:17 2.6 97 MAP
    EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 22:07 3.1 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 22:07 3.1 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 21:51 3.0 95 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 21:51 3.0 95 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Jan 24 20:58 2.5 110 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 20:52 2.8 104 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 20:50 2.5 96 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 20:26 2.6 102 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 20:08 3.1 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 19:58 2.6 112 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 19:09 2.5 78 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 18:40 3.6 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 17:37 4.2 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 17:37 4.1 118 MAP
    WCATWC 55 Miles W Of Homer Alaska Jan 24 17:37 4.1 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 17:07 3.7 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Jan 24 16:43 3.0 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southern Alaska Jan 24 16:32 3.6 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southern Alaska Jan 24 16:30 3.2 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 16:02 3.3 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 16:02 3.1 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 15:49 2.8 103 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 15:42 3.1 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 15:35 2.5 67 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 15:26 2.6 79 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 15:23 3.0 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 15:01 2.6 90 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:31 2.9 102 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:29 4.7 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:29 4.7 119 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Alaska Jan 24 14:29 5.1 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 14:29 5.0 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC 60 Miles W Of Homer Alaska Jan 24 14:29 4.7 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:24 2.8 102 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:20 2.7 72 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:16 3.4 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:13 3.2 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 14:03 2.7 89 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 13:41 2.6 102 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 13:37 3.2 103 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 13:33 2.7 114 MAP
    USGS Redoubt Volcano, Alaska Jan 24 13:19 2.7 5 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 13:16 2.9 112 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 13:12 3.2 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 12:46 3.2 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 12:43 3.3 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC 60 Miles W Of Homer Alaska Jan 24 12:38 4.5 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 12:37 4.3 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 12:37 4.8 109 MAP
    EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 12:37 4.8 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 12:06 3.3 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:53 3.4 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:47 3.1 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:42 2.5 119 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:40 3.1 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:37 2.5 98 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:31 2.7 105 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:17 3.3 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:12 2.7 67 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:08 3.0 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Jan 24 11:05 3.4 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 11:01 3.4 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 10:59 2.9 101 MAP
    USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Jan 24 10:58 2.9 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 10:54 3.8 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 10:49 3.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWC Jan 24 10:44 7.1 0 MAP
  • Soldotna - It woke me up out of a dead sleep!
  • KACHEMAK BAY - WORST I'VE FELT IN 37 YEARS! DISHES ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER WERE THROWN TO THE FLOOR. IT WAS SO BAD I STOOD IN THE DOOR-WAY READY TO GO OUTSIDE. BUT THEN IT SUBSIDED. THE CAT RAN BACK AND FORTH TRYING TO GET OUT AND NOW I CAN'T FIND HER.
  • wasilla - It was huge!!!!
  • Whitehorse - Up reading and suddenly felt quite nauseated. Then bed shook and house crackled for several seconds. Kathy
  • Anchorage - Just a few books and things shook off our shelves. We all stayed under door jams though, because it was very rough shaking and swaying.
  • Anchorage - Tout a tremblé pendant 3- 4 min. Pas de dégâts à signaler mais cela était très impressionnant ! !
  • Homer alaska - Strong shaker here in homer Alaska awoke our family with a jolt about 1:30 am. Severe shaking built as wndows popped and flexed, everything came down from bookshelves, water sloshed out of fish tank, books and paperwork slid off desk and counter, dishes fell and drawers opened! Two story wooden home flexed and swayed, family evacuated in panic to street where trees continued swaying for a few minutes after. Seemed to last 60 to 90 seconds, strongest we have felt ever in 40 years! Very scary!!
  • Anchorage - No damage.
  • Kodiak island, ak - Heard a rumble first at 1:31 and then slight vibration that intensified for about 15 seconds. It is probably the biggest on felt ever. No damage
  • Kodiak - Felt the house shaking a lot. Windows and dressers were shaking. The roof made a lot of noise from the shaking.
  • Anchorage - Our bedroom is on top floor of 3- story home. This shook hard & for awhile!
  • Valdez, Alaska - No property damage.
  • Soldotna - The whole house shook for what felt like several minutes. A few things fell off the shelves. No real damage
  • Sutton - Woke up to rattling and shaking. It was the strongest we have felt in our 10 years here. Surprised it kept shaking so long. We had a few things fall.
  • Palmer Alaska - Shook the whole house!
  • Big Lake Alaska - Animals did not settle down for bedtime. Unusual, for them. After the quake all three cats and dog would not get off of my bed. They were frightened. Once quake began I got off of the bed onto the floor next to it. The quake seemed to last well over a minute. Largest I have felt in thirty five years here. The upstairs swayed and rocked in all directions. Things fell off of shelves next to me and off of the mantle downstairs. Pictures crooked on the walls. No damage.
  • Big Lake - Felt a shaking for about 30-40 seconds then intensified to strong shaking for about another 20-30 seconds. No Damage. No injures. Just frazzled nerves.
  • North Pole Alaska - Started around 1:30 AM and went til 1:35. It was strong enough tonpush my away from my desk which I was leaning on fully as I was working on art. No damage in the house, but everything was shaking.
  • Anchorage - Pictures falling off walls and breaking, cupboards opening and glasses sliding out, small items falling over, a very large mirror set against a wall fell over.
  • Anchorage - Two, or one?
  • eagle river Alaska - Scary....long long shake, walls swaying, big noisy jolt in the end. Stood under doorway for a second but decided to run to kids bedroom. Kids were scared. Things fallen of shelves, no structural damage. Thank God for living in a place with well built houses that have to be up to code.
  • Norht Pole, AK - No damage. Woke me up out of sleep. House shaking.
  • USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Jan 24 10:30 7.1 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • North Pole, Alaska - No damage, minute long light shaking
  • Anchorage - This is the most violent earthquake I have ever felt in my thirty plus years in Alaska. It started rather gently and kept getting stronger and stronger. I finally realized I better go outside in case the trees fall on the building. I figured I'd have a better chance of survival. It seemed the trees were swaying for minutes. The trees were making a creaking noise. I never felt in danger of harm because I was where I should be in case it got any worse. Luckily, it finally died down.
  • Anchorage - Woke up out of a dead sleep. 2nd wave came in stronger than first, entire house shaking. Stood in the doorway bracing while several things fell off walls and shelves.
  • Soldotna, Alaska - Woke me up, strong side by side shaking lasted a long time with one very dropping jolt, no damage at my house
  • Juneau AK - Long way away but still felt it, searched 5 sites before seeing it reported 10 minutes later. Very light shake of building, could see my coffee moving in my cup.
  • USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Jan 24 10:30 6.8 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Alaska Jan 24 10:30 7.1 123 MAP
  • Ninilchik - Hard shaking 10 to 20 seconds.Woke me up right away. Knocked items off shelves,down my stairs from the landing at the second floor. Nothing broken any where.
  • EMSC Southern Alaska Jan 24 10:30 7.1 128 MAP
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Jan 24 10:30 6.4 142 MAP
  • Eagle river, AK - no damage just swinging lights
  • anchorage - ran outside before it stopped. no lose of power of damage.
  • Anchorage - Sitting on an airplane. Shook the airplane. Lights outside went out. Strong as some of the hard landings I have felt, and I fly for a living.
  • Anchorage - No Damage just strong wave like shaking
  • Soldotna - A vase got knocked off a table and broke
  • wasilla - brought me out of my sleep nothing broke but things fell off shelf and table
  • Wasilla - There bo damage that we know of. It woke us all up from the shaking.
  • eagle River - paintings all crooked..... woke us up... lasted quite a long time.
  • Soldotna - Woke up to house shaking really hard, no damage that I'm aware of yet
  • Wasilla - Woke me up from a dead sleep
  • Anchorage - Things fell off of our shelves and our flat screen TV fell over the entire house was shaking and it woke everyone up
  • Anchorage - Started moderate shaking. Minimum 15-30 seconds later, as we were making our way outside the shaking became very strong. The shaking lasted for 3 mins, glasses fell and broke from cabinets. Water emptied out of our cat's bowl, no other damage noted.
  • wasilla - Whole building swayed (Old house, probably not very structurally sound), books and pictures fell off the shelves, TV nearly fell over. The dogs where scared crazy. The quake seemed to last at least 20 seconds, and could be felt before the actual quake arrived.
  • Wasilla, ak - Felt like house was moving in a square, lots of object shifting,
  • Anchorage AK - one minute, lamps swinging, building shifted from side to side, objects fell over and out of cabinets
  • Anchorage - No known damage. Shaking was actually between moderate and strong.
  • Eagle River - No damage
  • Kenai - The whole house was shaking. The walls were moving. Pictures fell off the walls. The kitchen table moves. Our 40 gallon aquarium moves 3 to 4 inches and if it moves another inch it would have fallen off of its stand. It literally felt like the ground under the house was moving.
  • Palmer - Very strong shaking with books falling off shelves. Woke people up.
  • Wasilla, Alaska - Very strong shaking for about 3 or 4 minutes, but not near as strong, or as long, as the one in 1964.
  • Eagle River - Whole house shaking. No damage.
  • Car - Sitting in the car and suddenly 8 see and feel EVERYTHING shaking side to side, my apartment complex looked like it was goin to tip over . No damage
  • Chugiak - Nothing fell or broke!
  • WAsilla - Bed was swaying back and forth, a few things fell off shelf, lamps swaying 2-feet back and forth. wide awake!
  • Anchorage, Alaska - Glassware fell and broke, lamp fell on floor, furniture moved inches, wall pictures all askew, stove moved a couple inches. I was running for the door and it was hard to stand. Trees outside were swaying. Cats flew off the bed terrified before the quake was noticeable to me. Worst quake in my 50+ years in Alaska. I was in Bethel during the 1964 great Alaska Earthquake.
  • FOX CREEK CANYON - Strongest I've felt in 37 years. Dishes on kitchen counter thrown to the floor. Went to the door and waited until it stopped. Cat was running back and forth and can't be found now.
  • Anchor Point - long & strong. Things thrown on floor. Cat freaked out & took off.
  • WCATWC 50 Miles E Of Iliamna Alaska Jan 24 10:30 7.1 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Eagle river - Items fell off shelves, broken glass, swinging light fixtures
  • WCATWC 55 Miles Se Of Iliamna Alaska Jan 24 10:30 6.4 140 MAP I Felt It INFO


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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
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    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
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    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
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    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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