Magnitude 6.1 – Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Magnitude 6.1 – Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

 Very shallow earthquake magnitude 6.1 hits Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, 27 km (16 miles) NNW of Attu, 87 km (54 miles) WNW of Shemya Island, Alaska (53.138°N, 173.022°E) at depth of 1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained).Live Seismic Data from ADK –

2011: Headed for record Arctic melt?

2011: Headed for record Arctic melt?

This year could be well on its way toward earning a dubious spot in the record books.Arctic sea ice has melted away with astonishing speed in the first half of July, at an average rate of about 46,000 square miles (120,000 square kilometers) per day, according to the Na

7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Fox Islands near Alaska

7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Fox Islands near Alaska

A magnitude 7.4 (later downgraded to a 7.2) earthquake in the northern Pacific Ocean has triggered a tsunami warning along Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for California and the rest of the West Coast and was later canceled when