Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Dan Rudy 

Earthquakes near Glacier Bay jolt Southeast

 


A pair of mid-sized earthquakes occurred offshore in Palma Bay early Friday morning, about 49 miles west of Gustavus near Glacier Bay National Park.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center recorded a 5.29 local magnitude (ML) quake at 2:54 a.m., immediately followed by a 5.89 ML quake. Further quakes and tremors continued throughout the morning with diminishing intensity, with a 3.92 ML quake recorded at 8 a.m., followed by multiple aftershocks.

No tsunami was expected.

"Everybody camping in our backcountry have reported that they're all fine," said Margaret Hazen, supervisory park ranger...



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