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Alaskan Swarm

Map credit: AEC

A swarm of earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Aleutian Chain, just past Unalaska, on Tuesday. A couple of foreshocks were detected, then a 6.8 magnitude earthquake – which was the largest of the swarm, followed by a whole series of aftershocks. A dozen of the aftershocks came it at a 4.4 or higher, with one 6.6 magnitude shaker.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the event was a “very unusual, very energetic swarm of earthquakes.”

No major damage was reported, and the earthquakes did not generate any tsunamis.