6.0 Earthquake Strikes off Alaskan Coast

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, July 19, 2018
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 82.7 km south-southwest of Unga, Alaska on Thursday morning at 3:16 am local time.

It struck at a depth of 17 kilometers.

No tsunami warning was issued.

The earthquake was not as strong as the 7.9 earthquake that struck the region back in January, triggering tsunami alerts for the U.S. West Coast and Canada.

The area is of course very seismicity active.

The region has not experienced a large (M>8.0) earthquake in the past century according to the USGS.



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