20:08 GMT +310 December 2019
Listen Live
    Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

    Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Off Aleutian Islands - USGS

    © Flickr / NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
    Get short URL
    4 0 0

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands near Alaska on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

    The quake was registered at 21:35 GMT. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 31 kilometres (19 miles) to the northeast of the island at a depth of 19.1 kilometres (12 miles). No casualties or damages have been reported.

    The Aleutian Islands with their 57 volcanoes form the northernmost part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.


    Strong Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Off Mauritius – USGS
    Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Ecuador
    ‘Catastrophic’: Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Kills 20% of Frog Species - Report
    Earthquake, Aleutian Islands
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik