A huge and massively powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the Alaskan Peninsula, it is believed the quake hit east of the city of Chignik. First reports suggest that it could be the aftershock of an 8.2 magnitude quake that occurred on July 29 – aftershocks can last for months and be extremely strong, sometimes more than the original quake.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it was at a depth of 47 miles. Officials are saying it is the strongest to hit the area since 1964, although no tsunami warning has yet been issued.
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Alaska has a history of earthquakes, during the month of August 2021 alone, the Alaska Earthquake Centre reported 4950 earthquakes within the state.
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