Saturday, June 03, 2017

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off Alaska, Aleutian Islands

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Friday off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake took place at 12:24:47 local time (22:24:47 UTC).

The epicenter of the event, although strong and shallow, at a depth of 4.3 kilometers, was in the Bering Sea about 205 kilometers northwest of Attu Station, in the Aleutians West Census Area.

As the island had a population of 21, consisting entirely of coast guard personnel, according to the 2010 US census, the USGS estimated both potential fatalities and economic losses to be unlikely.
 [china.org.cn/Xinhua]
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Magnitude Mw 6.7
Region NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Date time 2017-06-02 22:24:48.1 UTC
Location 54.05 N ; 170.94 E
Depth 12 km
Distances
2477 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 07:24:48.1 2017-06-03
821 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russian Federation / pop: 188,000 / local time: 10:24:48.1 2017-06-03
Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist
  [emsc-csem.org]
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