Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.3 Jolts Alaska Region

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 November 2019, 07:26 AM
Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 jolts Alaska region (Representative Image)
Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 jolts Alaska region (Representative Image) (Photo Credit : File Photo )

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the Alaska region on Sunday early morning at 6.24 AM (IST), the United States Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage.

In a tweet, the news agency ANI said, "Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter Scale occurred at 06:24 am in Alaska region, today."

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In the statement, the United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon at 4:54 PM (local time) 65 miles from Adak, Alaska. No tsunami warning was issued.

It is to be noted that in the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. On November 2, an earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 3.5 occurred that shaked parts of Southcentral Alaska.

The earthquake, centered about 18 miles north of Anchorage, hit at a depth of 25.1 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. Shaking was reportedly felt from the Mat-Su area to Anchorage, according to a shakemap of user reports.

First Published: Sunday, November 24, 2019 07:07 AM
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