Latest earthquakes near Anchorage, Alaska today

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List of latest earthquakes near Anchorage.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 13, 2024 01:06PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.2 174 mi SSW
from Anchorage
Apr 13, 2024 12:10PM
(Anchorage)
M 4.1 65 mi N
from Anchorage
Apr 13, 2024 05:20AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 92 mi ESE
from Anchorage
Apr 13, 2024 01:06AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 50 mi W
from Anchorage
Apr 12, 2024 09:29PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 90 mi E
from Anchorage
Apr 12, 2024 03:59PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 132 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 12, 2024 02:59PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 139 mi W
from Anchorage
Apr 12, 2024 09:10AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 132 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 12, 2024 12:47AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 57 mi NW
from Anchorage
Apr 11, 2024 05:30PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.6 52 mi W
from Anchorage
Apr 11, 2024 08:45AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.7 66 mi N
from Anchorage
Apr 11, 2024 04:31AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.8 153 mi NNE
from Anchorage
Apr 11, 2024 02:51AM
(Anchorage)
M 3.1 159 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 10, 2024 11:36PM
(Anchorage)
M 3.9 97 mi WSW
from Anchorage
Apr 10, 2024 08:41AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 79 mi W
from Anchorage
Apr 10, 2024 06:14AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 114 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Apr 9, 2024 11:38PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.5 35 mi WNW
from Anchorage
Apr 9, 2024 11:05PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 114 mi WNW
from Anchorage
Apr 9, 2024 07:17PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 56 mi WNW
from Anchorage
Apr 9, 2024 05:08PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.6 140 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 9, 2024 07:15AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.3 140 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 9, 2024 01:22AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 35 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 8, 2024 05:56PM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 153 mi SW
from Anchorage
Apr 8, 2024 09:48AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 127 mi NW
from Anchorage
Apr 8, 2024 09:27AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.1 87 mi SW
from Anchorage

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Anchorage

Recent Anchorage Earthquake News

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

Anchorage Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
35 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
Apr 13, 2024 13:06

Average

A total of 353 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Anchorage, Alaska in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 35 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Anchorage roughly every 10 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Anchorage in 2018. A total of 63 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of Anchorage that year. The strongest had a 7.1 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Anchorage in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Anchorage 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 Anchorage (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 315 89.24%
Mag. 5 33 9.35%
Mag. 6 3 0.85%
Mag. 7 2 0.57%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Anchorage

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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage, Alaska 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 Anchorage.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Anchorage.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
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
Dec 21, 2021 01:42PM
(Anchorage)
M 5.9 137 mi SW
from Anchorage
May 10, 2014 06:16AM
(Anchorage)
M 5.8 112 mi SW
from Anchorage
Jun 24, 2015 02:32PM
(Anchorage)
M 5.8 75 mi WNW
from Anchorage
May 27, 2019 01:52AM
(Anchorage)
M 5.8 184 mi SSW
from Anchorage
Nov 30, 2018 08:35AM
(Anchorage)
M 5.8 5 mi NNW
from Anchorage

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Anchorage

Nearest earthquakes from Anchorage

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Anchorage, Alaska. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Anchorage.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Oct 6, 2023 06:01AM
(Anchorage)
M 4.2 3 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Nov 30, 2018 08:35AM
(Anchorage)
M 5.8 5 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Nov 30, 2018 08:36AM
(Anchorage)
M 4.9 4 mi N
from Anchorage
Jan 2, 2019 06:16AM
(Anchorage)
M 4.2 6 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Nov 8, 2019 11:15AM
(Anchorage)
M 4.0 6 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Dec 31, 2018 06:03PM
(Anchorage)
M 5.0 6 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Feb 27, 2021 09:59AM
(Anchorage)
M 5.3 7 mi N
from Anchorage
Dec 1, 2018 07:52PM
(Anchorage)
M 4.5 7 mi N
from Anchorage
May 18, 2019 11:01PM
(Anchorage)
M 4.1 7 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Dec 27, 2018 05:21AM
(Anchorage)
M 4.8 7 mi NW
from Anchorage

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Anchorage

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Anchorage on the afternoon of April 13, 2024 at 13:06 local time (America/Anchorage). The center of this earthquake was located 280km south-southwest of Anchorage at a depth of 64km under water in the Gulf Of Alaska. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Anchorage, Alaska in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska?

A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Anchorage 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 Anchorage since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Anchorage, Alaska?

In the past 10 years, 353 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Anchorage. This averages to 35 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 10 days.