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Alaska earthquake: Aleutian Islands on Ring of Fire hit with 6.5 magnitude earthquake, no deaths yet

Alaska earthquake Aleutian Islands

According to reports, Alaska’s Aleutian Islands just experienced a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. So far, no loss of life has been reported and seismologists have confirmed that there is no threat of this earthquake generating a Tsunami.

The USGS (United States Geological Survey) has released a statement which says that the earthquake “hit a depth of almost 12 miles”. The epicenter of the recent earthquake was found to be in the Rat Islands, 55 miles northwest of Amchitka.

So far no injuries have been reported.

Even though, the recent Alaska earthquake comes as no shock to the people of Aleutian Islands since the region gets earthquake on a regular basis (due to it being on the ring of fire). However, this earthquake was one of the stronger quakes to hit the region in a long time.

After the major 6.5 earthquake, two more minor earthquakes were also recorded by USGS. They weren’t nearly as noticeable as the previous earthquake today since the highest seismograph reading between the two was just 3.4 on the Richter scale.

Written by Arjit

If I am not reading about technology, I am probably writing about them. Fascinated by the things that go beep.

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