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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits the Alaska Peninsula two months after the largest US earthquake in 50 years

Breaking News: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula two months after the largest earthquake that struck the United States for the first time in 50 years.

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck about 71 miles east of the city of Chignik.
  • The depth was reported at a depth of 29 miles and there was no tsunami threat
  • It was only two months after the magnitude 8.2 quake that hit 56 miles southeast of Perryville, the largest quake that hit the United States in 50 years.


At the beginning of Monday, there was a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast of Alaska.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter was about 71 miles (114 km) east of Chignik. The depth was reported at a depth of 29 miles (46.3 km).

According to the US Tsunami Warning Center, there was no tsunami threat.

Only two months after a magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the coast of Alaska, thousands of people were forced to flee coastal areas, making it the largest earthquake in the United States in 50 years.

The quake on Monday struck 71 miles east of Chignik, while the quake in July struck 56 miles southeast of the town of Perryville. That is, the quake was about 38 miles away.

There was a magnitude 6.2 earthquake south of the Big Island on Sunday, but there were no subsequent tsunami warnings and no immediate reports of damage.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula on Monday.

In July, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The US Government’s National Tsunami Warning Center immediately issued warnings to South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, but canceled all warnings about three hours later.

The maximum wave height detected in the center was 8 inches above the tide level, and a small tsunami struck at least 6 points from the Alaskan coastline.

Tsunami warning sirens were broadcast along the Alaskan coastline throughout Kodiak, an island with a population of approximately 6,000. Locals living near the surface of the sea were told to evacuate to higher ground.

Patrick Mayer, director of a school in the Aleutians East Autonomous Region of Sandpoint, said: Alaska Dispatch Daily News He was sitting in the kitchen in July when the kitchen began to shake uncontrollably and the pantry and fridge doors opened and emptied.

“It started to move forward and just didn’t stop,” he said. “It lasted for a long time and there were some aftershocks. The pantry was empty on the floor and the refrigerator was empty on the floor.

King Cove School Principal Paul Barker, who lives about 800 meters from the school, told Anchorage Daily News that he immediately began taking pictures from the walls and moving his belongings from the edges of counters and tables.

“Everything in my house was shaking,” he said. “It wasn’t that violent. I thought it would get stiff and shake, but it was a stable shake for about a minute.

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What is the Earth’s “Ring of Fire”?

The so-called “Ring of Fire” of the earth is a horseshoe-shaped geological disaster zone, which is a hotbed for crustal movements and volcanic activity.

About 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur in belts with more than 450 volcanoes.

The seismic zone extends along the Pacific coastline, and the Pacific plate collides with other plates that form the Earth’s crust.

It loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing along the coasts of Asia and the Americas.

In total, the loop constitutes a zone that is 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) long and is prone to frequent earthquakes and eruptions.

This area is vulnerable to disasters due to the large number of “subduction zones” where the plates overlap.

Earthquakes are triggered when these plates rub against each other or slip, and can cause a tsunami when it happens at sea.

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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits the Alaska Peninsula two months after the largest US earthquake in 50 years

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