Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 06:31 UTC on January 26, 2020 (18:31 LT, January 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 48 km (29.8 miles).

The epicenter was located 235 km (145 miles) WSW of Adak, Alaska and 1 376 km (853 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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