Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska

fox islands alaska m6.0 earthquake location map may 19 2024

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fox Islands, Alaska at 09:35 UTC on May 19, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 29.5 km (18.3 miles).

The epicenter was located 162 km (100 miles) WSW of Nikolski and 1 609 km (1 000 miles) SW of Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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.

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Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

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Regional seismicity

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