Strong 6.1 Mag Earthquake Strikes Cold Bay, Alaska

Earthquake location 54.4279S, -161.4719W

A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 116 km SE of Cold Bay, Alaska (72 miles). Exact location, longitude -161.4719° West, latitude 54.4279° North, depth = 26.92 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pkkxve, ak20603917, us2000izcv. Id of event: us2000izcv. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:35:37 / 3:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Cold Bay in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 02:35:37 / December 31, 2018 @ 2:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.92 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/12/31/strong-earthquake-6-1-mag-has-occurred-near-cold-bay-in-alaska/

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