A strong M6.2 earthquake hit 22km (13 miles) E of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska on January 23, 2020, at 5:53 a.m. UTC (January 22, 2020; 7:53 p.m. local time).
The shallow earthquake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) west of city of Adak in the Aleutian Islands system.
There is a low probability of casualties and/ or damage, since the epicenter was located more than 100 miles from the next city. Anyhow, 3 people managed to feel the quake.
Prelim M6.2 Earthquake Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Jan-23 05:53 UTC, updates https://t.co/jU3sFW1bkY— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) January 23, 2020
Moreover, no tsunami threat or warnings have been published so far.
In the last 10 days, there have been four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
The Tanaga volcano is an active 5,924-foot (1,806 m) stratovolcano in the Aleutian Range of Alaska. Among the three known eruptions since 1763, the latest in 1914 produced lava flows. Find similar headlines on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [USGS]