Historic Earthquakes

Shumagin Islands, Alaska
1938 11 10 20:18:41.2 UTC
Magnitude 8.2

Shumagin Islands, Alaska A major submarine earthquake, centered in a sparsely populated area, was felt stringly at False Pass, Unimak Island. It also was reported at Port Moller and Anchorage. The earthquake generated a small tsunami, which was recorded at Dutch harbor, Seward, and Sitka, Alaska, and at Hilo and Honolulu, Hawaii.

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.