An earthquake was measured at 6.8 on the Richter Scale late last night east of Attu, Alaska. The depth of the earthquake was measure at 10.0 km.
The earthquake struck on June 2, 2017 10:24 at 22:24:48 hours, in the Aleutian basin near Attu Station in the Near Islands of Alaska.
The earthquake was actually closer to mainland Russia than it was to the Alaska mainland.
No tsunami warning was issued for the United States coastal areas.
During WW2, the U.S. military built a base on Attu and deployed 15,000 U.S. troops there. The U.S. retook Attu from the Japanese in 1943 in the only World War II battle on American soil.
Attu Island is still littered with shards of old Coke bottles, lead-based batteries, leaking fuel drums and unexploded artillery form World War 2.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the remote island as a refuge, will survey the extent of World War II debris and contamination this summer, 70 years after with end of WWII.
Attu, Alaska – 199.1 km (123.7 mi) NW – Population: 0
Klyuchi, Russia – 688.0 km (427.5 mi) ESE – Population: 10,000
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia – 820.7 km (510.0 mi) E – Population: 187,282
Yelizovo, Russia – 834.8 km (518.7 mi) E – Population: 40,692
Vilyuchinsk, Russia – 839.7 km (521.8 mi) E – Population: 25,204
Video: 6/02/2017 — Large M6.9 earthquake strikes Alaska Aleutian Islands