Thursday, October 29, 2015

Predicted: Alaska earthquake: 5.6-magnitude tremor hits near Amchitka and Little Sitkin Island

The earthquake, which struck at 6:49 p.m. AKDT, was centered about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Amchitka, or about 32 miles (51 kilometers) west of Little Sitkin Island. It struck about 68 miles (110 kilometers) deep, making it a relatively deep earthquake, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

The warning center said a tsunami is not expected, and no tsunami warnings or watches are in effect.

Amchitka Island is a volcanic and tectonically unstable island in the Rat Islands group of the Aleutian Islands. It has had no permanent population since 1832.
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