M8.2 Alaskan Quake (1 Viewer)

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The tsunami from this are less than 1 foot thus far, and only some advisories are in effect now. The Anchorage Daily News reports no damage or injuries thus far.

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Here's an expert's inside view -- read the whole thread. The USGS aftershock forecast is on the event page.

 

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Woke up to this alert and feared the worst. Glad to hear things are good so far.
 

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I am glad it wasn't any worse than it was. These are always scary.
 

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Agreed! :)

What bothers me, though, is that it occurred near the epicenter of that last biggie, an M7.7, I think. The USGS aftershock forecast for this 8.2 is 3% or less for something bigger in the near future, and no one credible that I`ve read is predicting anything, but I do wonder if these might turn out over the longer -- but still human relevant -- term to be foreshocks of something more along the lines of 1964.

That's inevitable eventually, of course. This part of the Aleutian Trench has been relatively quiet for a while, they say, meaning lots of energy is still stored. Just wish there was a better way to forecast those Really Big Ones. If there is time, will try to read and digest the USGS paper linked in that tweet.
 

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