“In Kodiak, they’ve activated their sirens,” said Jeremy Zidek, of the Alaska Div. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “The harbor master reported a wave came in, but it was not a significant wave.”
At least nine communities have evacuation orders in place. Zidek said that while the initial reports don’t show shake damage just yet in Alaska, he implores people to follow community-issued evacuation warnings.
We initially estimated the initial quake to be somewhere between magnitude 8.0 and to have taken place about 12 miles below sea level in the Gulf of Alaska. The severity has dropped to M7.9 following U.S. Geological Survey review. The tsunami warning has been lifted.
You can download the Chart with full Asteroids and Transneptunians Kodiak January 23 2018
The Map of the Quake
ORIGINAL STORY, 12:52 a.m. – A powerful earthquake, with an initial estimated magnitude of 8.2, struck southeast of Alaska shores shortly after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. We originally posted 2:30 which was incorrect, but Mr. Ivey Henderson notified us of the discrepancy. We are quite thankful.
There is a preponderance of planets in Capricorn in the Third house of short messages flowing into the Fourth House of home and death, but cardinal Capricorn is not as strong an “earthquake” sign as fixed Taurus is and so this chart suggests it would not affect loss of life.
The January Full Moon – Eclipse is but a week away, questioning the New York Times rebuttal of that phenomenon, and this earthquake takes place in the crescent phase of the Moon: the Full Moon is next. We highlighted the last major earthquake in Alaska in the aforementioned Times article and happened on March 27, 1964, the chart for that one is in the NYT rebuttal essay above.
The Ascendant is trine Neptune, the Roman version of the Greek Poseidon, and the god of earthquakes in the Fifth house, suggesting that this earthquake may not take the standard approach and be creative in its next attack. Pluto is opposite the Mid-heaven suggesting that it was slower in a buildup that should also be minor but remember these are general guidelines, not certainty — it is better to be like the Boy Scouts and “Always be prepared ” particularly if you are in Ring of Fire and below Alaska.