Magnitude: 7.9M
Time: 06-23-2014 T20:53:07
Country: USA

ALASKA:ALEUTIANISLANDS

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 109km below the ground in Usa on 06-23-2014 T20:53:07, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 109km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands - porphyry copper
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Pacific Margin - porphyry copper
Cretaceous through middle Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the paleomargin of northeast Asia.

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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 150
focal_depth 109
year 2014
eq_mag_mw 7.9
id 10100
location_name ALASKA:ALEUTIANISLANDS
eq_primary 7.9
state AK
time 06-23-2014 T20:53:07
latitude 51.849
longitude 178.735
country USA

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