Wednesday 13 December 2017

6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes offshore Alaska - US Geological Survey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska earlier today, the US Geological Survey reported.

The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on its available data, no tsunami was expected.

The USGS said the quake had a low likelihood of causing casualties and damage, and there were no immediate reports of such.

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