Alaska Earthquake: Earthquake tremors have been felt in Alaska, America. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 7.4 on the Richter scale. As of now, there is no news of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake. According to reports, after the strong tremors of the earthquake, a tsunami warning has been issued in the coastal areas.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Alaska on Sunday afternoon Indian time. Tsunami warning has been issued in the coastal areas after the strong tremors. According to USGS, the earthquake was at a depth of 9.3 km (5.78 mi). This was later revised to 32.6 km (20.3 mi).
Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes Alaska Peninsula region, tsunami warning issued, reports Reuters.
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At the same time, the Alaska Earthquake Center said that strong tremors were felt in the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands and Cook Inlet areas. Let us tell you that earthquake tremors were also felt in Anchorage, Alaska two weeks ago.
According to USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was about 12 miles south of the city. The data showed that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.5 miles. According to information, Alaska falls in the Pacific Ring of Fire. In such a situation, there is a danger of earthquake here.
how dangerous is an earthquake
- 0 to 1.9 – can be known only by seismography.
- 2 to 2.9 – Light tremors are felt.
- 3 to 3.9- If a high speed vehicle passes by you, it has such an effect.
- 4 to 4.9 – The windows start shaking. Things hanging on the walls fall.
- 5 to 5.9- Goods kept inside the houses like furniture etc. start shaking.
- 6 to 6.9- Raw houses and houses collapse. There are cracks in the houses.
- 7 to 7.9- Buildings and houses get damaged. There was an earthquake of this intensity in Gujarat’s Bhuj in 2001 and Nepal in 2015.
- 8 to 8.9 – Large buildings and bridges collapse.
- 9 and above – most devastation. If someone is standing in the field, he will also see the earth shaking. During the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the intensity on the Richter scale was measured at 9.1.