Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Aleutian Islands, USA

A shallow and strong M6.1 earthquake hit Near Islands, Aleutian Islands at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) on March 27, 2017.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles) radius. No tsunami warnings.

strong earthquake aleutian islands march 27 2017, aleutian islands earthquake, A strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit Near Island, Aleutian Islands on March 27, 2017
A strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit Near Island, Aleutian Islands on March 27, 2017. via USGS

The epicenter is located 66 km (41 miles) W of Navy Town (population 0), Alaska and 831 km (516.5 miles) ESE of Klyuchi (population 10 000), Russia.

There are currently two volcanoes erupting in the Aleutian Islands: Bogoslof volcano and Cleveland volcano. Is this earthquake going to trigger another volcanic eruption?

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