Very strong M8.0 earthquake struck Aleutian Islands, Alaska

A very strong M8.0 earthquake struck Aleutian Islands, Alaska on June 23, 2014, at 20:53 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 114.4 km (71.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.9 at depth of 100 km.Epicenter was located 24 km (15 miles) SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska, and 1370 km (851 miles) E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.There are no people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Seismotectonics of AlaskaThe Aleutian arc extends approximately 3,000 km from the Gulf of Alaska in the east to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the west. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the mantle beneath the North America plate. This subduction is responsible… »

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