Earthquake Hits Near Alaska

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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