Published On: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2019

Alaska earthquake: Aleutian Island on Ring of Fire suffers 6.5 magnitude quake | World | News

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The quake struck off the Aleutian islands just off the coast of Alaska. The earthquake struck at roughly 12.35pm. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the earthquake hit a depth of almost 12 miles.

As of yet, there have been no reports of injuries.

The recent earthquake is one of the strongest to hit the region recently.

On the Richter Scale, it has been measured as ‘strong’ due it being over a magnitude of six.

The Aleutian island chain extends approximately 3,000 kilometres from the Gulf of Alaska.

The region is part of the ‘Ring of Fire’.

Due to the oceanic trenches and volcanoes, the ‘Ring of Fire’ holds around 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes.

The belt runs all the way from New Zealand through Japan and onto the west coast of America and South America.

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