M 7.9 earthquake in Alaska
2018-01-23, 08:32 PM,
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The January 23, 2018 M 7.9 earthquake southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska occurred as the result of strike slip faulting within the shallow lithosphere of the Pacific plate. Focal mechanism solutions indicate faulting occurred on a steeply dipping fault striking either west-southwest (left lateral) or north-northwest (right lateral). At the location of the earthquake, the Pacific plate is converging with the North America plate at a rate of approximately 59 mm/yr towards the north-northwest. The Pacific plate subducts beneath the North America plate at the Alaska-Aleutians Trench, about 90 km to the northwest of today’s earthquake. The location and mechanism of the January 23rd earthquake are consistent with it occurring on a fault system within the Pacific plate before it subducts, rather than on the plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates further to the northwest.

News source: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/...#executive
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2018-01-23, 08:38 PM,
#2
When the earth wants to move, there is nothing that can stop it.
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2018-01-23, 08:40 PM,
#3
It scares me! Stay safe everyone!
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2018-01-23, 08:51 PM,
#4
Glad it was mainly harmless.
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2018-01-23, 08:57 PM,
#5
That was the longest earthquake there, Hope everyone is safe now.
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2018-01-23, 09:06 PM,
#6
Holy shit. Hope everyone up there is okay, praying for everyone.
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2018-01-23, 09:20 PM,
#7
I just hope the Alaskan People are OK
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2018-01-23, 09:32 PM,
#8
They have got alert earlier, that helped them to escape to a safe place.
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2018-01-23, 10:18 PM,
#9
The earth is trying to buck us off !
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2018-01-25, 08:58 PM,
#10
I have seen this in the news, thank god this earthquake doesn't effected much.
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