6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Aleutian Islands in Alaska

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August 23: A strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the Andreanof Islands and the Aleutian Islands in the United States of America (USA).

According to a tweet by ANI, the quake rattled the two islands at 0905 Hrs (IST) in Alaska, USA. N earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 has rocked a remote chain of Alaska islands in the Pacific Ocean – with scientists offering reassurances after concerns that it could trigger a tsunami.

Alaska’s North Slope is the source for most oil extracted and exported from the state. The quake was 85 miles (137 kilometers) southeast of Deadhorse, where workers fly in for work at oil fields.

On August 12, an magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Multiple earthquakes have rocked a remote chain of Alaska islands in the Pacific Ocean in this month. Reports inform that scientists offered reassurances after concerns that it could trigger a tsunami.

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