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Two Strong Quakes Strike Bering Sea

Posted by feww on May 1, 2010

Quakes measuring up to 6.6 and 6.3Mw struck about 470 km SW of Gambell, Alaska

The mainshock was preceded by a foreshock measuring up to 4.6Mw.

The mainshock was centered at 60.644°N, 177.901°W and struck at a depth of of about 12km on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 23:11:44UTC.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warning, watch or advisory.

According to news reports Tsunami Warning Center officials in Anchorage, Alaska, did not feel the shocks.

10-degree Map Centered at 60°N,180°E

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by FEWW.

Distances [USGS/EHP]

  • 474 km (294 miles) SW (225°) from Gambell, AK
  • 478 km (297 miles) SSW (212°) from Provideniya, Russia
  • 1510 km (938 miles) W (280°) from Anchorage, AK

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