7.2 Alaska Earthquake: Major Earthquake Hits Alaska

By on Jun 24, 2011 in Events, Natural Disasters, North America, World Comments
Alaska Earthquake Location Map
Alaska Earthquake Location Map
Image Credit: Wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Fox Islands region of Alaska has been reported that occured on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at around 7:09pm Alaskan Daylight Time.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) website, the earthquake had a 7.3 preliminary magnitude.

The location and magnitude of the earthquake which was located at a depth of about 26 miles were said that may change a bit because of the additional data that are being received and processed.

The AEIC said that the earthquake was felt throughout the central Aleutians and as far east as Dutch Harbor and Unalaska. No damages and injuries have been reported at this time related to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Furthermore, AEIC said in their website that moderate or large aftershocks should be expected to occur.

Meanwhile, here is a screenshot of the earthquake details as stated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Alaska Earthquake Details
Image Credit: Screen shot from Usgs.gov/BatangasToday.com



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