New Pacific quake in the 'Ring of Fire'

jackalope

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Is that the 'Ring of Fire'? The circle from Chile to Japan to Alaska, etc?


Alaska had a 7.5 quake off the Pacific coast last night. I think I remember hearing, at the time of the Japan quake, that Alaska and the NW Pacific coast of the US would likely be experiencing major quakes soon.

Alaska Earthquake: Magnitude 7.2 Temblor Strikes In Pacific Ocean
06/24/11 12:34 AM ET


ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

The center says the Thursday evening quake was felt through the central Aleutians and as far east as Dutch Harbor and Unalaska. There are no immediate reports of damage.

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