Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Another rumble along the Alaskan fault line

Following yesterday's minor temblor of 2.6 off of Sitka, another slightly stronger rumble rattled along the Alaskan fault line this afternoon.

The USGS recorded a 3.6 magnitude  earthquake located 138 kilometres west of Craig, Alaska,  some 348 WNW of Prince Rupert.

The quake was reported at 4:22 Pacific Time and had a depth of 21.9 kilometres.

No reports have been received regarding the latest temblor and no Tsunami warning was generated by today's quake of larger intensity.

The latest rattles along the fault line of the last 24 hours, offer up a reminder of the active nature of the fault line that runs north south off the coast of Haida Gwaii and the North Coast.

You can review more of our items of note on seismic activity in the Northwest from our archive page.

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