Historic Earthquakes

Southeast Alaska
1927 10 24 15:59:44.8 UTC
Magnitude 7.1

Submarine cables were broken between Petersburg and Wrangell and between Juneau and Skagway. At Sitka, cracks formed in buildings and people were thrown from their feet. Near Hoonah, water in Icy Straits was "churned and muddy," and strong "tide rips" were reported on Cross Sound. A few windows were broken at Juneau, and several hundred were broken at Petersburg. At Seattle, Washington, small waves were observed on water in swimming pools. Felt throughout southeast Alaska, west to Cordova, and to the north of Fairbanks.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.