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28 Jul 2020 | 08:56 AM UTC

US: 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of Sand Point, Alaska July 28

United States of America News Alert

6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of Sand Point, Alaska on July 28; no tsunami warning has yet been issued, further aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/29/2020, 11:59 PM (US/Alaska). COUNTRY/REGION Sand Point, Alaska


On Tuesday, July 28, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.1-magnitude earthquake 66km (41 mi) southwest of Sand Point, Alaska. The earthquake struck at a depth 41.3km (25.7 mi) at 00:03 (local time). No tsunami warning has yet been issued. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  


Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g., under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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