Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes South-Central Alaska
An extremely intense earthquake struck South-Central Alaska at 1:12 PM local time on November 3, 2002 with a magnitude of 7.9. The quake was strong enough to damage the Alaska Pipeline’s supports (the pipeline itself did not break), and crack nearby roads. No injuries were reported.
This shaded-relief image shows the location of the earthquake, which occured on the Denali fault which runs alongside the Alaska Range. The fault appears as a dark arch running across the image.
For more information, visit the USGS National Earthquake Information Center Earthquake Bulletin.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.