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Powerful 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska - Sputnik International

Powerful 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska

No tsunami warning has been issued by the American authorities following the quake.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, a 6.5-magnitude tremor was registered on Monday near Kodiak, Alaska. 

The strength of the quake was later reevaluated to 7.0 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake is located 269 kilometres (167 miles) from Sand Point, at a depth of 10 kilometres (around 6 miles).

No casualties have been reported so far.

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 Magnitude    Mw 6.8
Region    ALASKA PENINSULA
Date time    2021-10-11 09:10:23.8 UTC
Location    56.47 N ; 156.69 W
Depth    48 km
Distances    656 km SSW of Anchorage, United States / pop: 298,000 / local time: 01:10:23.8 2021-10-11
269 km NE of Sand Point, United States / pop: 1,000 / local time: 01:10:23.8 2021-10-11 

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