Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattles Alaska’s west Aleutian Islands

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rumbled north of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands on Friday afternoon, but did not cause a tsunami or damage structures.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred at 2:24 p.m. about 127 miles northwest of Attu Island near the far west end of the Aleutians.

The Alaska Earthquake Center says the moderate earthquake was at a depth of about 16 miles.  

Residents of Shemya Island about 147 miles southeast of the earthquake felt the ground move.

Attu is nearly 1,500 miles southwest of Anchorage.

3 thoughts on “Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattles Alaska’s west Aleutian Islands

  1. There used to be a site that recorded all seismic activity daily. Had maps with pings and levels.
    There is a lot of activity going on daily while much is smaller, plate shifts.
    (Lost everything with frontier takeover of verizon)
    The site owner spoke daily, explained, predicted was very good!
    Here are some sites found while looking for the one…..(not found yet)

  2. A 6.8 earthquake is not moderate. Without a reasonable explanation some EX spurt decided to lower the actual seismic event by a factor of one. This was therefore a 7.8. That’s pretty damned big. Each added higher point is remarkably huge in comparison to the lower number in regards to it’s power and effect. As I think I understand why they did this is to remove any thinking that government doesn’t control everything.

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