Alaska Rocked by an Earthquake Just a Day After Hawaii Quakes Alaska and Hawaii Rocked by Earthquakes

CHIGNIK, A.K. (NCC News) – A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has hit Chignik, Alaska, a city of 91 in the state’s Lake and Peninsula Borough. This comes just one day after two earthquakes, measuring in at 6.1 and 6.2 magnitude, respectively, struck near Hawaii’s Big Island.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the quake is an aftershock of another that hit earlier this year. Tremors were felt along the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, though no damages or injuries have been reported.

Hawaii’s earthquakes on Oct. 10 had similarly few consequences; no injuries or damages have been recorded, and a tsunami warning was not issued.

It isn’t an unusual occurrence for the state; in July, an 8.2 magnitude quake in the area set off a tsunami warning, with warnings of waves potentially reaching Australia. In Alaska, four smaller quakes – all around 3 magnitude – have hit near Monday’s tremor.

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