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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near Tanaga Volcano, Alaska



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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near Tanaga Volcano, Alaska at 18:47 UTC on January 6, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.1 km (11.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles).

The epicenter was located 54 km (33 miles) WSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska, 129.5 km (80.5 miles) WSW of Adak (population 332), Alaska and 1 466 km (911 miles) ESE of Klyuchi, Russia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

A tsunami is not expected, NTWC in Palmer, AK said.

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, EMSC, TW



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