An earthquake struck near Alaska yesterday (June 23), about 101 miles (163 kilometers) east of Atka, near the Fox Islands. The preliminary magnitude was 7.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning was issued, but canceled shortly after. Details from the USGS:
24 Jun 2011 03:09:39 UTC
23 Jun 2011 18:09:39 near epicenter
Location: 52.042 N, 171.841 W
Depth: 46 km (28.5 miles)
Distances from epicenter:
163 km (101 miles) E (95 degrees) of Atka, AK
225 km (140 miles) WSW (245 degrees) of Nikolski, AK
330 km (205 miles) E (85 degrees) of Adak, AK
1677 km (1042 miles) WSW (243 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
This article will be updated if the event proves significant.
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