Thursday, January 31, 2013

6.0 magnitude quake strikes Craig Alaska overnight

The earth shifted once again off the Southeast Alaskan coast, as a 6.0 magnitude temblor struck the region just before 2 AM on Thursday morning, the epicentre located just 101 km West of Craig, Alaska, 316 km West, Northwest of Prince Rupert. The depth of the quake was 9.6 kilometres.

It is the same region where the January 5th 7.5 magnitude earthquake took place and as we outlined on the blog yesterday, it has been a very active location with over 250 aftershocks recorded before this morning's early jolt.

There are no reports of damage or injury from the latest quake of the northwest and few if any in the Prince Rupert area have reported feeling anything from the early morning temblor.

The event of Thursday morning does not seem to have generated any need for emergency response, no details on tsunami alerts can be found on the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre's website nor from the Emergency Info BC twitter feed.

There was a short notice posted to the NWS Tsunami alert twitter feed, advising that a Tsunami was not expected.

The Pacific coast has been a particularly active earthquake zone in the last few weeks, with sizable temblors stretching from South America to Alaska, you can review the temblors of note for the Northwest from our archive page, further information on all of the earthquake activity can be found from the USGS website.

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