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01 Dec 2020 | 05:39 PM UTC

US: 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits off Aleutian Islands December 1

United States of America News Alert

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits off Aleutian Islands on December 1; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 12/1/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Juneau). COUNTRY/REGION Aleutian Islands (Alaska), Nikolski, Alaska


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake 38 km (24 mi) east-southeast of Nikolski in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska) at approximately 07:22 (local time) on Tuesday, December 1. The quake struck at a depth of 23 km (14 mi) and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warning has been issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas 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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