Tuesday 17 October 2017

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude strikes coast of Alaska

A moose crosses a road near Anchorage, Alaska, amid record spring snowfall (AP)
A moose crosses a road near Anchorage, Alaska, amid record spring snowfall (AP)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck on the coast of Alaska on Friday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The USGS said the quake's epicentre was 55 kilometres west-northwest of Elfin Cove and 35.4 kilometres deep.

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