Wednesday, September 25, 2013

4.4 magnitude temblor near Sitka, Alaska

Another rattle along the fault line of the North Coast, as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shuffled off the coast at Sitka, Alaska.

The quake struck at 7:35 Pacific Time, located 127 kilometres south of the Alaskan community, some 377 kilometres to the West North West of Prince Rupert.

The Wednesday evening temblor, comes four days after a similar sized quake rumbled along the fault line to the south of Masset on Haida Gwaii.

No damage has been reported from the Wednesday event and No Tsunami warning or watch has been generated by it.

Earlier in the day on Wednesday, a large earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Peru, the latest of strong quakes to rumble along the area known as the Rim of Fire.

You can track further developments on the fault lines from the USGS website, background on recent earthquake activity off the North Coast can be found from our archives.

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