5.6 quake strikes off of Alaska’s coast

Alaska-Earthquake Fox Islands and Aleutian Islands experienced an earthquake on Monday night. Pictured: Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain, 800 miles from Anchorage. © Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images

Revelations 6:12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood

Important Takeaways:

  • An earthquake measuring a 5.6 magnitude rocked several islands near Alaska on Monday night.
  • The tremors were felt across the Fox Islands in the volcanic Aleutian Islands chain at 9:13 p.m. local time. The United States Geological Survey (USGS), a government agency, shared the details on its website giving the time of the earthquake in Coordinated Universal Time as 6:13 a.m. UTC.
  • In terms of landslide estimates, the agency said “little or no area [is] affected” and “little or no population exposed.” The agency stated that it had issued a “green alert for shaking-relating fatalities and economic losses,” adding: “There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.”
  • Some of the cities exposed to the quake were Akutan, Dutch Harbor, and Unalaska, the USGG said on its website

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