A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale occurred near Sand Point in Aleutian East, Alaska, USA.
The earthquake occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at ,7:48 p.m. local time at a shallow depth of 5.8 miles below the epicenter.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), the leading international and national agency responsible for monitoring seismic activity in the United States, immediately reported the earthquake.
Geoscience Australia (GeoAU) and the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) also confirmed the quake, giving it a magnitude of 7.4 and 7.1 respectively.
Like any seismic event, the exact magnitude, center, and depth of an earthquake are subject to revision as seismologists carefully analyze available data and other agencies release their reports.
Preliminary seismic data suggests that the earthquake may have been felt by a large number of people in the vicinity of the epicenter. The impact is likely to be minor to moderate, depending on various factors such as proximity to the epicenter and the resilience of local infrastructure.
Sand Point, a town with a population of about 1,100 residents, is located about 66 miles from the epicenter. Other nearby settlements include King Cove, with approximately 1,000 residents and located 80 miles away, Cold Bay, with approximately 120 residents and located 98 miles away, False Pass, a community of approximately 40 residents, located 113 miles away, and Nelson Lagoon. , houses included. About 52 persons and also 113 miles away from the epicenter of the earthquake.
The team at reliable monitoring service Volcano Discovery is actively tracking earthquakes. They will automatically update the magnitude and depth if there is a change and provide further remarkable information as it becomes available through analysis and evaluation being carried out by experts in the field.