The earthquake occurred on a segment of the Denali geological fault that runs through Alaska. The Mw 7.9 Denali, Alaska earthquake of 3 November, 2002, caused minor damage to at least 20 houseboats in Seattle, Washington by initiating water waves in Lake Union. 6.3 Mindanao, Philippines. ... 7.9 Central Alaska. Measurements Freymueller has made across the Alaska Range before the 2002 earthquake show movement across the Denali Fault of 6-8 millimeters per year (1/4 to 1/3 inch per year). On November 3, 2002 a devastating earthquake rattled Alaska. The M W (moment magnitude) 7.9 Denali fault earthquake on 3 November 2002 was associated with 340 kilometers of surface rupture and was the largest strike-slip earthquake in North America in almost 150 years. Peter Haeussler of the U.S. Geological Survey took a helicopter along the Denali Fault on Monday to videotape how the quake had reshaped the terrain of Interior Alaska. The 2003 Rat Islands earthquake in Alaska had a Richter scale magnitude of 7.8. The only severe damage the earthquake caused was to a few highways, but the damage was not significant enough to close them 6.3 Simeulue, Indonesia.
2002-11-03 03:37:42 UTC 39.0 km. • Readers tell us where they were for 2002 Denali Fault quake. It was in the same area as a previous magnitude 6.7 quake that struck on 23 October. It illuminates earthquake mechanics and hazards of large strike-slip faults. The 434 mile slip-strike fault gave off a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. 2002-11-03 22:12:41 UTC 4.2 km. It illuminates earthquake mechanics and hazards of large strike-slip faults. These seiches were likely initiated during the large amplitude seismic surface waves from this earthquake. What makes an earthquake "significant"? The MW (moment magnitude) 7.9 Denali fault earthquake on 3 November 2002 was associated with 340 kilometers of surface rupture and was the largest strike-slip earthquake in North America in almost 150 years. No one was killed and only a few people were injured. The Denali 7.9 earthquake that hit Alaska in 2002 was the largest to hit the United States in more than 150 years, and the strongest ever recorded in Alaska.
"The only damage I know of right now is serious cracks up to a foot wide and earth displacement in the Denali Park's highways," Bell says. Enter a year from 1900 to 2020 Search. 6.4 near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Significant Earthquakes - 2002. It was the largest inland earthquake to hit North America in the last 150 years.
The 2002 Denali earthquake in Alaska had a Richter scale magnitude of 6.7. Denali National Park is located very close to the Denali fault. The earthquake … Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 7, 2002 - Geologists say Sunday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake ripped a 145-mile scar across Alaska, and rearranged some of the landscape by as much as 30 feet. It began with thrusting on the previously unrecognized Susitna Glacier fault, continued with right-slip …