Earthquake #1 – Magnitude 6.2 – 88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska – May 1, 2017

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USGS Earthquake Report

Earthquake #1
2017-05-01 12:31:54 (UTC)
Magnitude 6.2
Location  59.844°N  -136.695°W
88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Depth 2.2 km

Seismotectonics of Offshore British Columbia-Southeastern Alaska and Vicinity

USGS “The tectonics of the Pacific margin of North America between Vancouver Island and south-central Alaska are dominated by the northwest motion of the Pacific plate with respect to the North America plate at a velocity of approximately 50 mm/yr.”

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