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6.1 Earthquake was 27 Miles Deep

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Alaska Earthquake Center

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake late in the evening on Sunday May 30 occurred about 100 km, or 60 miles, east of Talkeetna and was felt across much of mainland Alaska. 

The Alaska Earthquake Center has an analysis on its website: https://earthquake.alaska.edu/m61-earthquake-well-known-process-interesting-location

Most people who experienced this earthquake were a considerable distance away. As a result, the shaking was mostly experienced as long rolling motions and not the sharp jolt experienced by people close to the epicenter. Though aftershocks are occurring and should continue, the location makes it unlikely that many of these will be felt, except by folks living quite close to the epicenter.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.