Historic Earthquakes

Huslia, Alaska
1958 Apr 07 15:30:40.3 UTC
Magnitude 7.3

A major earthquake on this date caused mud flows, widespread breakage of lake and river ice, and formation of many ground cracks within a 65 to 80 kilometer radius of Huslia (west of Fairbanks). Observers also reported pressure ridges, thawing of ice on lakes, and craters 6 meters across and about 2 meters deep in the ground. Ground cracks occurred at Tanana. Minor damage to roofs and foundations of buildings was reported at Huslia. Slight damage also was observed at several central Alaska towns.

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.