Environment

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits northern Alaska


A strong and very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit northern Alaska at 14:58 UTC (06:58 local time) on August 12, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.9 km (6.1 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. EMSC is reporting Mw6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 60.9 km (37.8 miles) SW of Elupak and  564.3 km (350.6 miles) NNE of College (population 12 964).

There are about 300 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The quake was preceded by M2.5, M3.0 and M3.3 on August 11 and 12 and followed by M5.1 at 15:14 UTC on August 12.

Regional seismicity


Keep us going strong – subscribe today and get your ad-free account 

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY


This report is based on preliminary data and is being updated.

Featured image credit: USGS



Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Italy’s Mount Etna is going to collapse into the sea creating a giant tsunami
Stephen Hawking: There is NO GOD, claims theoretical physicist in final prediction | Science | News
In video: Road destroyed by strange geological event in Oman
25 Astounding Moon Landing Facts From ‘First Man’ That Are Actually True
Why THIS could be a ‘SHOWSTOPPER’ for Elon Musk’s hopes of colonising Mars | Science | News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *