USA – Alaska – M 6.1 – Strong earthquake in an unpopulated area in the Bering Sea near Tanaga Island

Earthquake Report comment :
Based on reports from GDACS and USGS NO people are living in a radius of 200 km around the epicenter.
No widespread Tsunami will be triggered, although local Tsunamis generated by underwater landslides are always possible.
The nearast island to the epicenter is Ogliuga Island, it has an abandoned airfield located on Ogliuga Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
About 30 km from the epicenter on Gareloi Island,  a stratovolcano. The island is uninhabited. Coastal cliffs provide nesting habitat for more than 600,000 seabirds, mostly for crevice nesting auklets.
The island also has two small glaciers. (Source : wikipedia)

Historical earthquakes in the area
The 1965 Rat Islands earthquake occurred at 05:01 UTC, on 4 February. It had a magnitude of 8.7 and triggered a tsunami of over 10 m on Shemya Island, but caused very little damage. (Source : wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 03:58:27 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 44 km
Geo-location(s) :
143 km (89 miles) WSW (250°) from Adak, AK
312 km (194 miles) WSW (256°) from Atka, AK

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)
NOAA Tsunami report

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