Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes Alaska on Friday

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska on Friday. So far there were no immediate report of damage or injuries.

Earthquake in Alaska

M 5.9 – 73 km SW of Sitka, Alaska

Time:2024-01-12 07:46:21 (UTC)

Location:56.382°N 135.804°W

Depth: 20.2 km depth

The epicentre of the 5.9-magnitude earthquake was in Sitka, Alaska. It strikes at a depth of 0.6 KM at 1:16 PM (IST), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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