Saturday, May 23, 2009

Small local quake

5:30am this morning, a jolt shook the house. Didn't last long. Big enough to shake the whole house (so it was not a dog trying to escape through our dogfence), but not big enough to do anything else.

Based in this Alaska Earthquake Information Center webpage, the earthquake had a magnitude of 3.59 and was centered about 5 miles away from our house. I think that's the closest I have been to an epicenter, based on their current coordinates of 64.7908, -148.0158.

(And mom, note that above I said "not big enough to do anything else".)

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