Magnitude 6 quake recorded off Alaska: USGS

LONDON Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:11am EST

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LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck off the coast of Alaska on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It gave the epicenter of the quake, which was 6.2 miles deep, as 47 miles south of Port Alexander.

(Reporting by Jon Boyle; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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morbas wrote:
Global climate change that results in ICE melt causes magma redistribution, shifting Earth Crust and aggravating plate tectonic activity. However, the big events take Millions of years to build, unless of course stress release is over due. Earth quake event histogram is at a low, which perhaps precurses more activity. Fortunately, this is a slow process (Oligocene La Garita Caldera +4 Million years after the start of this epoch).

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