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Significant Aftershocks Continue to Rock Aleutian Islands

Posted by feww on August 31, 2013

8 significant aftershocks strike Aleutian Islands, following M7.0 quake

At least 8 significant aftershocks, measuring 5.0Mw or larger, were among a swarm of dozen quakes that hit Aleutian Islands, Alaska, following a powerful 7.0 mainshock that occurred ESE of Adak, Alaska earlier today.

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami advisory, watch or warning in effect after the mainshock.

The M7.0 quake struck about 94km (58mi) ESE of Adak, Alaska and was strongly felt in Adak, about 2,000km southwest of Anchorage, according to reports.

There was no report of major damage or injuries, as of posting.

M7 adak alaska
Earthquake location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Details of Mainshock

  • Event Time: 2013-08-30 16:25:02 UTC
  • Location: 51.610°N 175.361°W depth=33.5km (20.8mi)
  • Nearby Cities
    • 94km (58mi) ESE of Adak, Alaska
    • 1,520km (944mi) SSE of Anadyr’, Russia

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