Minor quake leaves Cordova shaken, not stirred

Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program

A Monday, Jan. 25 earthquake resulted in no reports of injury or property damage around Cordova, emergency services officials said.

The magnitude 4.8 quake took place at exactly 1:02 p.m., about 22 miles south-southwest of Cordova and at a depth of about 10 miles, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program. The quake probably caused little or no landslide activity or ground liquefaction, according to the report.

Alaska is the most seismically active U.S. State. Since 1900, Alaska has recorded an average of 1,000 earthquakes per month, and 320 magnitude 4-5 earthquakes per year, according to Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission data.