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Significant Quake Strikes Alaska Coast

Posted by feww on July 25, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M5.9 Strikes 81km W of Gustavus, Alaska

Centered at 58.358°N, 137.130°W the quake occurred at a depth of of about 10.0km (6.2mi).

The main shock was preceded by a 4.7Mw foreshock, and followed by at least 5 aftershocks measuring between 4.5 and 3.8Mw as of posting.

Some 65 earthquakes of all magnitudes, out of a global 201 shocks, have rocked Alaska in the past 24 hours, as of posting.

At least 182 earthquakes, or about 91 percent of global total, have struck the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) in the same period.

alaska eqs 25jul14
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

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