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A strong 6.9-magnitude strikes Alaska again.

Image Credit: VolcanoDiscovery

An hour ago the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 6.9-magnitude struck the Gulf of Alaska, 118 miles east of Sandpoint, Aleutians East, Alaska, USA at a depth of 33.3km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

This comes two weeks after the area was hit by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake. Based on preliminary data today’s earthquake was most likely felt by a lot of people located close to the epicenter. Towns or cities such as Perryville and Chignik Lagoon most likely felt a moderate shaking. This earthquake occurred few minutes before today’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Haiti. More details to follow.

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