A tsunami is not expected to hit B.C. after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska Tuesday – the largest U.S. earthquake to strike so far in 2019.
Reviewed magnitude is 6.5. This was a shallow, crustal earthquake. Due to the remoteness we have no felt reports, but this is the largest US earthquake so far in 2019.
— AK Earthquake Center (@AKearthquake) April 2, 2019
The strong earthquake in the Rat Islands of the western Aleutians rattled at 2:35 p.m. PDT, according to Alaska’s earthquake monitoring agency.
Due to the remoteness, there were no reports of it being felt.
The agency reported it was a shallow, crustal earthquake as opposed to a deeper subduction zone quake.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M6.5 055mi NW Amchitka, Alaska 1336AKDT Apr 2: Tsunami NOT expected; CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) April 2, 2019
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