September 26, 2012 – A 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the Andrean Islands Region of the Aleutian Island Chain in Alaska: FoxNews.com reported the following story:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Seismologists say a strong earthquake has jolted Alaska’s sparsely populated western Aleutian islands.
There are no immediate reports of injury or damage from Wednesday’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake (revised by the USGS to 6.4). The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake was felt in the communities of Adak and Atka, more than 1,000 miles from Anchorage.
The quake struck at 3:39 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time, or 7:39 p.m. EDT, and was centered 71 miles southwest of Adak. It was 11:39PM in London (GMT) and 4:39PM PDT.
The Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says there is no expectation that the quake will create a damaging tsunami.
Today’s quake occurred 1,260 miles WSW of Anchorage, Alaska.
Here is the USGS Google map screen shot of the event:
Further, the USGS (United States Geological Survey) is reporting that today’s quake took place very close to the Tanaga Volcano.
Today’s earthquake is one of many that strike the Aleutian Island chain. Along with its myriad volcanoes, the Aleutian Islands are a very volatile section of the northern Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire.
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