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(Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the U.S. state of Alaska, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000eg52/executive?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=usgs_quakes on Monday.
The quake was at a depth of 58.2 kilometers (36.2 miles) and occurred about 161 kilometers north Anchorage, USGS said.
It struck at around 10:59 p.m. local time on Sunday (0659 GMT on Monday), and was felt widely throughout the Alaskan interior, according https://earthquake.alaska.edu/event/0216xu2rod to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
No tsunami warning was issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center as of 2343 local time on Sunday.
Separately, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ)also pegged the trembler’s magnitude at 6.1.
Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Alaska – USGS
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