Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Matanuska-Susitna Parish, 92 mi south of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 22:12 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Matanuska-Susitna Parish, 92 mi south of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 22:12 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 4 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 3, 2002 22:12:41 UTC
Magnitude: 7.9
Depth: 4.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.5141°N / 147.4529°W (Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 63.514°S / 32.547°E
Nearest volcano: Buzzard Creek (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Cantwell (pop: 219) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Healy (pop: 1,020) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WSW of Deltana (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Eielson Air Force Base (pop: 2,650) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) S of Badger (pop: 19,500) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NNE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NNE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NNE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
910 km (565 mi) NW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.94.2 kmCentral Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8192 quakes)

  • 04 Nov 2004 16:36 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    87.7 km (54.5 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2004 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0.4 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    200 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2004 02:41 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2004 02:09 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    98.4 km (61.1 mi) depth
    |
    478 km (297 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 18:21 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    9.1 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    231 km (144 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 12:16 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    146.9 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    504 km (313 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 07:56 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    90.8 km (56.4 mi) depth
    |
    340 km (212 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 04:18 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    69.2 km (43 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 04:14 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    81.2 km (50.5 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 04:12 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    14.5 km (9 mi) depth
    |
    284 km (177 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 04:11 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    284 km (177 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2004 00:05 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15.5 km (9.6 mi) depth
    |
    294 km (183 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2004 23:38 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    12.9 km (8 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2004 22:53 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    21.2 km (13.2 mi) depth
    |
    328 km (204 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2004 18:20 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    61.6 km (38.3 mi) depth
    |
    523 km (325 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2004 16:30 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    367 km (228 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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