Monday, June 23, 2014
M8.0 Alaska earthquake - standard subduction
Right at the tail of Alaska. This was registered as deep, and quite inward. Little chance of a tsunami, but they pulled the big horn anyway.
This is a very clean but highly curved subduction zone. An 8 is small beer to the giant scratch on the Earth, and it must pull regular M9+'s to keep its clean lines. When we see such an earthquake, then it is time to clear the beach. I'm going to Maui soon, and I will not let go of my shoes!
Update: This is when it hit Ontario. Most of the other plots are solid black. I really think this will rattle up some OK earthquakes.