M6.0 earthquakes hit Alaska and Papua New Guinea within 4 hours


Two strong M6.0 earthquakes hit Alaska and Papua New Guinea within 4 hours on July 19, 2018.

M6.0 earthquake hits Alaska on July 19, 2018. Map via USGS

The first of the two struck 92km WSW of Chernabura Island in Alaska at 14:16 UTC on July 19, 2018 and at a depth of 17.1 km (10.6 miles). There are about 400 people living within 100 km (62 miles). A tsunami was not produced. This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea on July 19 2018, M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea on July 19 2018 map
M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea on July 19, 2018. Map via USGS

4 hours later, at 18:30 UTC, the second magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit 95km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 31.2 km (19.4 miles). Nobody has reported the quake in the area as less than 3000 people live in the region. A tsunami was not produced.

But still… Two strong earthquakes with magnitude => M6.0 is pretty rare these days.

Be safe. Get prepared!

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USGS – M 6.0 – 92km WSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska
USGS – 95km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea





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