Alaska, Kobuk – 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Northern Alaska, 288 km from the city called Kotzebue or Kikiktagruk, in the state of Alaska.
The earthquake hit Alaska at around 23:53 (UTC) at a depth of 7.9 km.
The city where the earthquake occurred is the borough’s seat and the largest economic and transportation center.
A geological survey showed the possible nearby places that could have been affected by the earthquake. Fortunately, there is just a little or no area affected by the earthquake.
However, the earthquake considered moderate caused very strong shaking.
According to United States Geological Survey, the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.3, which means a slight damage to buildings and other structures. The risk of liquefaction is also very little.
The latter means the soil loses its strength as a result of the ground shaking.
USGS says the 5.5. Magnitude earthquake caused only ‘’moderate ‘’ damage. The National Weather Service also said about the possibility of the earthquake to cause a tsunami.
According to them, no tsunami danger is expected from this earthquake.
The preliminary earthquake parameter according to NWS is of a depth of 13 miles, 70 miles north of Kobuk, Alaska.
The city is in Northwest Arctic Borough with the population of 151 up to 109 by 2000.