M6.0 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska

M6.0 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 05:01 UTC on December 2, 2019 (19:01 LT, December 1). The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).

The epicenter was located 127 km (79 miles) WSW of Adak, U.S. and 1 468 km (913 miles) ESE of Klyuchi, Russia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and reinforced masonry construction.

Regional seismicity

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