Moderate Earthquake Shakes Ahkiok

Maggie Wall/KMXT

A number of Kodiak Island residents felt the shake of a moderate earthquake which struck off Ahkiok late Monday afternoon. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reports that the quake occurred at 5:45 p.m. Monday and was located 90 southwest of the city of Kodiak.

Paul Whitmore, the center’s director, said this (Tuesday) afternoon that the initial magnitude of the quake was put at five-point-two (5.2) but has since been upgraded by the USGS to five-point-five (5.5).

The quake originated 30 miles beneath Alitak Bay, off the village of Ahkiok. It was followed by several much smaller aftershocks.

No watch or warnings were issued following Monday’s quake.


Check Also

PHS aquaculture students release salmon fry into City Creek, about two miles outside of Petersburg. (Photo by Shelby Herbert/KFSK)

Alaska Fisheries Report 30 November 2023

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KNBA’s Rhonda McBride talks to …

%d bloggers like this: