By Ron Howells • 11 October 2021 • 12:07
A huge and massively powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the Alaskan Peninsula, it is believed the quake hit east of the city of Chignik. First reports suggest that it could be the aftershock of an 8.2 magnitude quake that occurred on July 29 – aftershocks can last for months and be extremely strong, sometimes more than the original quake.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it was at a depth of 47 miles. Officials are saying it is the strongest to hit the area since 1964, although no tsunami warning has yet been issued.
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Alaska has a history of earthquakes, during the month of August 2021 alone, the Alaska Earthquake Centre reported 4950 earthquakes within the state.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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