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Largest earthquakes in or near Wrangell, Alaska, USA, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 7, 2022 15:58 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 4
  • 18 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 20 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 8 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Since 1900, Wrangell has had 1 quake of magnitude 4.2, 18 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 20 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There have been also 8 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 3.1 | Colombia Britanica, Canada, 94 km E of Wrangell, Alaska, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.2 | Colombia Britanica, Canada -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 1.7 or higher (47 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jan 7, 2023 11:08 pm (GMT -8) (Jan 8, 2023 07:08 GMT)
3.1

10 km
27 km (17 mi)Colombia Britanica, Canada, 94 km east of Wrangell, Alaska, USA More
Nov 7, 2022 7:27 am (GMT -8) (Nov 7, 2022 15:27 GMT)
3.0

5 km
11 km (6.8 mi)Colombia Britanica, Canada, 71 km east of Wrangell, Alaska, USA More
Jul 13, 2022 11:10 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 14, 2022 06:10 GMT)
2.5

10 km
14 km (8.7 mi)Colombia Britanica, Canada, 100 km east of Wrangell, Alaska, USA More
Jul 11, 2022 12:32 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 11, 2022 19:32 GMT)
3.5

10 km
14 km (8.7 mi)Colombia Britanica, Canada, 89 km northeast of Wrangell, Alaska, USA More
Jun 1, 2022 2:42 am (GMT -8) (Jun 1, 2022 10:42 GMT)
2.5

10 km
6 km (3.7 mi)25 mi south of Peterburg, Petersburg, Alaska, USA More
Oct 20, 2021 7:31 pm (GMT -8) (Oct 21, 2021 03:31 GMT)
2.5

9.6 km
41 km (25 mi)22 Km NE of Saxman, Alaska 85 reportsMore
Sep 18, 2021 08:34 GMT
3.5

5 km
36 km (22 mi)246 km northwest of Terrace, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, Colombia Britanica, Canada More
Sep 3, 2021 18:31 GMT
3.2

1 km
43 km (27 mi)Colombia Britanica, Canada, 97 km east of Wrangell, Alaska, USA More
May 23, 2021 15:58 GMT
2.5

7.1 km
37 km (23 mi)Canada: 48 Km NE of Wrangell, Alaska More
May 17, 2021 11:09 GMT
1.9

4.3 km
86 km (53 mi)31 Km WSW of Edna Bay, Alaska More
Dec 29, 2020 3:13 am (GMT +0) (Dec 29, 2020 03:13 GMT)
1.9
59 km (37 mi)22 mi east of Peterburg, Petersburg, Alaska, USA More
Sep 10, 2020 08:17 GMT
2.1

0.3 km
58 km (36 mi)31 Km ENE of Petersburg, Alaska (USA) More
Aug 27, 2020 11:58 GMT
2.1

60 km
55 km (34 mi)Ice Quake - 25 Km ENE of Petersburg, Alaska (USA) More
Aug 13, 2020 13:29 GMT
1.7
96 km (60 mi)33 km ESE of Hobart Bay, Alaska (USA) More
Jul 28, 2020 02:37 GMT
2.4
45 km (28 mi)65 km ENE of Thoms Place, Alaska (USA) More
2020-04-26 17:47:17 -09:00 (Apr 27, 2020 02:47 GMT)
2.4
100 km (62 mi)42 mi north of Peterburg, Petersburg, Alaska, USA More
2020-04-25 03:01:13 -09:00 (Apr 25, 2020 12:01 GMT)
1.9

15 km
58 km (36 mi)39km NNE of Wrangell, Alaska (USA) More
Dec 10, 2019 15:40 GMT
3.5

6 km
17 km (10.6 mi)59 mi west of Ketchikan, Alaska, USA More
2019-09-15 03:16:03 -09:00 (Sep 15, 2019 12:16 GMT)
3.0

16 km
97 km (60 mi)38 mi north of Peterburg, Petersburg, Alaska, USA More
2019-09-07 03:47:29 -09:00 (Sep 7, 2019 12:47 GMT)
1.7
120 km (75 mi)49km NNE of Petersburg, Alaska (USA) More
2019-05-18 10:23:16 -09:00 (May 18, 2019 19:23 GMT)
1.9

14 km
98 km (61 mi)62km N of Petersburg, Alaska (USA) More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3 x 1011 joules (84 megawatt hours, equivalent to 72.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Ketchikan, AK, USA (V35K/AK network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ketchikan, AK, USA: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Wrangell Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Wrangell?

The last earthquake in Wrangell occurred 3 weeks ago: Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Colombia Britanica, Canada, 94 km east of Wrangell, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 11:08 pm (GMT -8).

How many quakes were there in Wrangell since 1900?

Since 1900, Wrangell, Alaska, USA had 47 quakes up to magnitude 4.2.

What was the strongest quake in Wrangell since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Wrangell since 1900 occurred 18 years ago: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Colombia Britanica, Canada, on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 02:21 GMT.

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