5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded In The United States

Aiexpress –  On Friday (January 19), Alaska experienced a 5.3-magnitude earthquake, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred in Salcha, with its epicenter located at a depth of 7.2 kilometers (approximately 4.47 miles). According to the USGS, around 1,224 residents reported feeling the impact of the earthquake by Friday evening.

Alaska has been experiencing a series of earthquakes in the past few months, and Friday’s tremor is the most recent one.

Last Friday (January 12), Port Alexander was struck by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.

A natural disaster struck Port Alexander, with its epicenter situated 73 kilometers below the surface, equivalent to approximately 45.7 miles.

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On December 21, a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Adak, a remote location situated several hundred miles away from Russia. The epicenter of the quake was recorded at a depth of 33.2 kilometers (20 miles). Prior to this, on October 16, another significant 6.4-magnitude earthquake had already been reported in Adak.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System has confirmed that the natural disaster in October did not pose a tsunami threat. On October 6, Anchorage experienced a 4.2-magnitude earthquake.

The USGS informed its followers about a significant earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska by stating, “Notable quake, preliminary info: M 4.2 – 4 km NNW of Anchorage, Alaska.” The earthquake, which occurred around three miles north of downtown Anchorage, had an estimated depth of 25 miles. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed that the event was felt in the greater Anchorage area and was reviewed by a seismologist.

In July, th e U.S. Geological Survey reported a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the Alaska Peninsula. The earthquake, which occurred at around 10:48 p.m. on July 15, caused a brief tsunami warning. It was located approximately 55 miles southwest of Sand Point.

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