M6.1 earthquake near the coast of Amatignak Island, Andreanof Islands, Alaska

M6.1 earthquake near the coast of Amatignak Island, Andreanof Islands, Alaska

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Amatignak Island, Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 11:52 UTC on September 24, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 39 km (24 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 182 km (113 miles) WSW of Adak (population 332), Alaska, U.S., and 1 429 km (888 miles) ESE of Klyuchi, Russia.

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

1 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking.

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.

A tsunami is not expected, NWS NTWC said.

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Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

Regional seismicity

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Comments

FC 14 days ago

check 6.9 quake there just now .... on USGS map....

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