Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits west of Adak, Alaska

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Monday about 145 kilometers, or 90 miles, west of Adak, a town located on Adak Island in Alaska.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the quake took place 9:01 a.m. local time, or 10:01 a.m. US Pacific time (19:01 UTC), at depth of 1.6 kilometer, or 1.0 mile.

A map shown together with a posting on the center's website about the event indicated that the epicenter was offshore.

Adak, of the Aleutians West Census Area, which is the town closest to the epicenter, had a population of 326, according to the 2010 US census.

While there has been no immediate report of injury or damage from the latest quake, Alaska experienced 4 tremors in the previous 48 hours, including a magnitude 5.2 one some 147 kilometers, or 91 miles, southwest of Anchorage, the largest city of the US state in the northwest extremity of North America.

  • Magnitude Mw 6.4

Date time 2017-05-08 17:00:47.2 UTC
Location 51.84 N ; 178.58 W

  • Depth 10 km
3740 km NE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,337,000 / local time: 02:00:47.2 2017-05-09
4460 km NE of Pyongyang, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of / pop: 3,222,000 / local time: 01:30:47.2 2017-05-09
4477 km NE of Seoul, Korea, Republic of / pop: 10,350,000 / local time: 02:00:47.2 2017-05-09

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