Strong Twin Earthquakes Rock Atka, Alaska

82km S of Atka, Alaska

A earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 65 km SSE of Atka, Alaska (40 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:06:46 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Atka in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0048 West, latitude 51.6239 North, depth = 22.35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 18:06:46 / March 12, 2016 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o3xubc, us10004x1w, ak12969564. Id of event: us10004x1w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.35 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 82 km S of Atka, Alaska (51 miles) on Saturday. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:06:48 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.038° West, 51.466° North, depth 32 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 18:06:48 / March 12, 2016 @ 6:06 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: at00o3xubc. Unique identifier: at00o3xubc. A tsunami warning has been issued near Atka in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 32 km (20 miles).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/03/12/strong-earthquake-m6-3-quake-has-struck-near-atka-in-alaska/

 

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