Latest earthquakes near Alaska, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near Alaska.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 01:53AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 30 mi N
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 07:37PM
(Juneau)
M 2.2 141 mi WNW
from Juneau
May 25, 2024 06:46PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 145 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 05:20PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 154 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 04:30PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 116 mi NNW
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 02:56PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 24 mi N
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 10:06AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.2 178 mi NNE
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 10:01AM
(Juneau)
M 2.3 143 mi WNW
from Juneau
May 25, 2024 09:21AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 144 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 25, 2024 06:24AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.9 39 mi SSW
from Fairbanks
May 25, 2024 01:12AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 126 mi NNW
from Anchorage
May 24, 2024 10:03PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 14 mi N
from Anchorage
May 24, 2024 07:08PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.2 109 mi NW
from Anchorage
May 24, 2024 12:16PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 149 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 24, 2024 10:31AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 149 mi NNW
from Anchorage
May 23, 2024 07:46PM
(Juneau)
M 2.0 176 mi WNW
from Juneau
May 23, 2024 07:45PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 145 mi WSW
from Fairbanks
May 23, 2024 09:36AM
(Anchorage)
M 3.4 86 mi NE
from Anchorage
May 23, 2024 05:02AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 78 mi WSW
from Anchorage
May 23, 2024 02:58AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.9 82 mi NNE
from Anchorage
May 22, 2024 02:34PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.6 176 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 22, 2024 09:16AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 139 mi NNW
from Anchorage
May 22, 2024 12:06AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 68 mi NNE
from Anchorage
May 21, 2024 10:13PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.2 142 mi W
from Fairbanks
May 21, 2024 09:20PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.4 129 mi N
from Anchorage

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Alaska

Recent Alaska Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Alaska. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Alaska and elsewhere.

Alaska Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
44 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.1
May 26, 2024 01:53

Average

A total of 447 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Alaska, The United States in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 44 earthquakes per year, or 3 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Alaska roughly every 8 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Alaska in 2018. A total of 69 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of Alaska that year. The strongest had a 7.1 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Alaska with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Alaska in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Alaska during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Alaska (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 391 87.47%
Mag. 5 48 10.74%
Mag. 6 6 1.34%
Mag. 7 2 0.45%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Alaska

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On Jan 24, 2016 01:30.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.2
On Mar 27, 1964 17:36.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Alaska occurred on Jan 24, 2016 01:30 local time (America/Anchorage timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 161 miles (259 km) south-west of Anchorage, at a depth of 78 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Alaska in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.2 earthquake struck on Mar 27, 1964 17:36, 88 miles (142 km) south-west of Anchorage. It is the strongest earthquake near Alaska in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Alaska, The United States in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Alaska.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Alaska.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 24, 2016 01:30AM
(Anchorage)
M 7.1 161 mi SW
from Anchorage
Nov 30, 2018 08:29AM
(Anchorage)
M 7.1 9 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Jul 28, 2015 06:35PM
(Anchorage)
M 6.4 145 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 1, 2017 06:18AM
(Juneau)
M 6.3 133 mi NW
from Juneau
May 1, 2017 04:31AM
(Juneau)
M 6.2 133 mi NW
from Juneau
Sep 25, 2014 09:51AM
(Anchorage)
M 6.2 81 mi NW
from Anchorage
May 30, 2021 10:59PM
(Anchorage)
M 6.1 101 mi NNE
from Anchorage
Jul 25, 2014 02:54AM
(Juneau)
M 6.0 93 mi W
from Juneau
Dec 21, 2021 01:42PM
(Anchorage)
M 5.9 137 mi SW
from Anchorage
Jan 11, 2024 10:46PM
(Juneau)
M 5.9 137 mi SSW
from Juneau

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Alaska

Earthquakes by city in Alaska

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Alaska, The United States.

Use this regional Alaska earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Eagle River and Badger.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Alaska.

When was the last earthquake in Alaska, The United States?

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Alaska on the night of May 26, 2024 at 01:53 local time (America/Anchorage). The center of this earthquake was located 49km north of Anchorage at a depth of 20km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Alaska, The United States in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Alaska, The United States?

A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Alaska on the afternoon of March 27, 1964 at 17:36 local time (America/Anchorage). The center of this earthquake was located 142km east-southeast of Anchorage at a depth of 25km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Alaska since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Alaska, The United States?

In the past 10 years, 447 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Alaska. This averages to 45 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 8 days.