Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Shallow M6.o earthquake struck near Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 15:56 UTC on June 19, 2012. The epicenter was located 120 km (74 miles) WNW of Attu Station, Alaska (53.392°N, 171.635°E) at depth of 20.9 km (13.0 miles). according to USGS. EMSC recorded magnitude 6.2 at depth of 10 km. The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED according to West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center


Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
Location53.392°N, 171.635°E
Depth20.9 km (13.0 miles)
RegionNEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Distances120 km (74 miles) WNW of Attu Station, Alaska
866 km (538 miles) E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
882 km (548 miles) E of Yelizovo, Russia
884 km (549 miles) E of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12.8 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 6.5 km (4.0 miles)



Source: USGS, WCATWC

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