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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Iniskin Bay, Alaska

Posted by feww on January 24, 2016

M7.1 earthquake strikes SW of Anchorage, Alaska

Centered at 59.658°N, 153.452°W the event occurred at a depth of 127.8 km (79.4 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.1Mw
Location: 59.658°N 153.452°W
Depth: 127.8 km
Time: 2016-01-24 10:30:30 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 83km (52mi) E of Old Iliamna, Alaska
  • 261km (162mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 295km (183mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  • 648km (403mi) SSW of College, Alaska

Tsunami Evaluation: This earthquake did not generate a destructive tsunami.

Aftershocks: At least 8 aftershocks have occurred in and around the Iniskin Peninsula, as of posting.

Tremors were felt in Anchorage, about 260km NE of the epicenter.

Regional Impact:


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