BONSERNEWS.com – An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 rocked the area off the coast of Alaska.
The earthquake was felt widely throughout the Aleutian Islands, the Alaska Peninsula and the Cook Inlet region.
Regarding the large earthquake, the authorities have warned of the potential risk of a tsunami and volcano.
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This warning was issued by two natural disaster management agencies at the same time, namely the US Tsunami Warning System and the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
The US Tsunami Warning System issued a red alert for the Pacific area near the earthquake area following the occurrence of this major earthquake.
Meanwhile the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued another threat alert for the Shishaldin volcano which ejected a large plume of ash.
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Detailed information on the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that rocked Alaska
The Alaska quake was at a depth of 9.3 km, based on information from the United States Geological Survey.
The Alaska Earthquake Center said the quake was felt widely across the Aleutian Islands, the Alaska Peninsula and the Cook Inlet region.
“Shishaldin Volcano eruptions have intensified,” the Alaska Volcano Observatory wrote on social media.
An ash cloud as high as 4.6 km above sea level and drifting into SSE has been observed in satellite data starting around 9:00 PM AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time).
“The National Weather Service has issued a SIGMET for this activity. The amplitude of the seismic earthquake started increasing around 17:00 AKDT (1:00 UTC) and is continuing. The activity has also been observed in regional infrasound (sensor pressure) arrays .”