Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake hits off Aleutian island in Alaska

The epicentre of the event, although strong and shallow, at a depth of 4.3 km, was in the Bering Sea about 205 km northwest of Attu Station, in the Aleutians West Census Area, Xinhua reported

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 3 Jun 2017 4:54 AM GMT

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake hits off Aleutian island in Alaska
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Washington: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit off Aleutian Islands in Alaska, on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicentre of the event, although strong and shallow, at a depth of 4.3 km, was in the Bering Sea about 205 km northwest of Attu Station, in the Aleutians West Census Area.

As the island had a population of 21, consisting entirely of coast guard personnel, according to the 2010 US census, the USGS estimated both potential fatalities and economic losses to be unlikely.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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