6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Alaska

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Alaska

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Tsunami threat not declared

The epicenter of the tremors was located 63 kilometers south of the city of Unalaska, where more than 4,000 people live.

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred off the coast of the US state of Alaska. About it informs United States Geological Survey (USGS) on Saturday, January 22.

The earthquake was recorded at 5:17 UTC time (7:17 Kyiv time). The epicenter of the tremors was located 63 kilometers south of the city of Unalaska, where more than 4,000 people live. The hearth lay at a depth of almost 43 kilometers.

There was no information about possible casualties and destruction. There was no tsunami threat.

On the eve of the evening, an earthquake of almost the same magnitude was recorded on the southwestern coast of Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake lay near the island of Kyushu, tremors of magnitude up to 5 were felt in a number of Japanese prefectures. According to the latest reports, at least 10 people were injured.

Earlier on Friday, it became known about an earthquake near Krivoy Rog in the Dnipropetrovsk region. There recorded tremors of magnitude 3.3.

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