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No tsunami threat from 6.0M Alaskan earthquake Sunday (Oct 30)

Magnitude
6.0
Date-Time
Monday, October 31, 2011 at 07:16:21 UTC
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 11:16:21 PM at epicenter
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 09:16:21 PM HST
Location
52.421°N, 177.888°E
Depth
160.4 km (99.7 miles)
Region
RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Distances
321 km (199 miles) E (97°) from Attu Station, AK
1294 km (804 miles) E (85°) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
3513 km (2183 miles) NE (46°) from TOKYO, Japan

At 11:16 PM Alaskan Daylight Time on October 30, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.0 occurred 90 miles/145 Km southwest of Amchitka, Alaska .

The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.

The location and magnitude are based on preliminary information. Further information will be issued by the United States Geological Survey or the appropriate regional seismic network.

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