Magnitude-4.9 earthquake impacts Kodiak Island, Alaska, late Jan. 2


A magnitude-4.9 earthquake occurred on Kodiak Island, Alaska, at 2345 Jan. 2. The epicenter was about 71 km (44 miles) west southwest of Kodiak Station. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 64 km (40 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout the impacted area. There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake; however, significant damage is unlikely. The event has not prompted any tsunami advisories.


Out of an abundance of caution, vacate structures were shaking occurred. Monitor local media for updates from the authorities.

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