Strong M5.6 earthquake hits near Kiska Volcano on April 11, 2016

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A strong M5.6 earthquake struck near Kiska Volcano, Alaska on 11 April 2016 at 20:10:35 (UTC).

A provisional tsunami alert has been issued for the region but then removed a few hours later.

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via USGS

The epicenter of the wuake was situated at a depth of 21.5 km (13.3 mi) and hit 73.0 km (45.4 mi) WSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

There were no reports of damage or casualties but a tsunami warning has been issued before being removed by NOAA a few hours later.

Kiska volcano eruptions

Kiska Volcano is an active stratovolcano located on the northern end of Kiska Island and measures 4,006 feet (1,221 m) high.

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via Wikipedia

The last big explosive eruption occurred on January 24, 1962, followed by a second eruption that produced a lava flow on March 18, 1964.

Since then the volcano is more or less in a dormant phase, sometimes emitting steam and ash plumes as well as smaller lava flows.

Is it going to erupt again. Let see what’s going on in the next few weeks.

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