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Anyone cruising or on land feel the 5.0 earthquake Saturday night?

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" 5.0 earthquake rattles Southeast Alaska and Yukon " 

 

"An earthquake centered in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve shook the northern portion of Southeast Alaska and the Yukon Saturday evening. It was felt throughout the region, from Whitehorse to Sitka.

 

The quake, at 8:32 p.m., had a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 and was about a mile beneath the north end of Tarr Inlet within the national park, 54 miles west of Haines, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It was about 100 miles northwest of Juneau.

 

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https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/09/01/51-earthquake-rattles-southeast-alaska-and-yukon/

 

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I can guarantee that if you were on a ship and cruising,  you would not feel the earthquake.  You have to be on solid ground to feel earthquakes.

 

DON

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We felt it here in Juneau quite a bit.  Heard from someone anchored out from Shelter Island that they did feel it on their small boat.

 

Jules

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On 9/1/2019 at 3:55 AM, donaldsc said:

You have to be on solid ground to feel earthquakes.

This is not always true. Some friends in Santa Barbara, CA were on their small sailboat when the 1978 earthquake hit off the coast of Goleta, and they felt the shock wave through the water, but thought they had hit a whale (not uncommon, they told me). We certainly felt it on land. I don't know if you would feel anything on a cruise ship. however.

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