The earthquake damaged houses in the Tanimbar islands in Maluku


  • A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was felt in Southcentral Alaska but did not pose a tsunami danger
  • An undersea magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Aceh Province in Indonesia
  • Eight people were injured after a magnitude 5.1 quake hit the Philippine island of Leyte Sunday

Several countries recorded earthquakes on the same day, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

In the U.S., a magnitude 4.6 quake was recorded in Alaska by the Alaska Earthquake Center at 8:43 a.m. local time Monday. The earthquake's epicenter was 11 miles northwest of Wasilla and 36 miles north of Anchorage and had a depth of 16 miles, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Some Alaskan residents shared on social media that they felt the quake.

Seismologist Dr. Kasey Aderhold posted on her Twitter account that the quake was felt in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley area.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no possibility of a tsunami following the earthquake that rattled southcentral Alaska.

An earthquake was also recorded on the Caribbean island of Martinique. The UWI Seismic Research Center said the magnitude 3.9 quake occurred at around 11:43 a.m. local time Monday, with a depth of 13 miles, Loop News reported.

The earthquake was felt in Martinique's capital Fort-de-France and other neighboring island countries such as Dominica and Saint Lucia.

The quake came after a magnitude 3.5 undersea tremor was reported Friday near the islands of Saint Lucia, Barbados as well as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

An undersea earthquake was also recorded in Indonesia Monday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.2 earthquake was centered 25 miles southeast of Singkil in Aceh province at a depth of 23 miles.

The quake was felt in western Indonesia, but there were no reports of serious damage or casualties. The earthquake did not also generate a tsunami despite it occurring under the sea, the Daily Mail reported.

Indonesia is no stranger to earthquakes as it sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire, where quakes and volcanic activities are most frequent.

In November 2022, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake rattled the archipelago, which caused 331 deaths and injured nearly 600 in the Indonesian city of Cianjur. It was the deadliest quake in the country since 2018.

The Philippines, a neighboring country of Indonesia in the Ring of Fire region, also recorded two earthquakes in the past three days.

The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (PHIVOLCS) said a magnitude 4.8 earthquake with a depth of 6 miles occurred near Tinaga Island in Camarines Norte Tuesday morning local time.

The earthquake was mostly felt in the Bicol region and parts of Southern Luzon, specifically in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Quezon provinces, according to the Philippine news outlet GMA News.

PHIVOLCS said it expects damage from the quake, and aftershocks may occur.

The earthquake in Luzon island came after a magnitude 5.1 tremor struck the Philippine island of Leyte Sunday. Eight people were injured by falling objects in Leyte town, Philippine news outlet Rappler reported.

Leyte town's Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) reported damage to roads and residential houses following the earthquake. The agency also noted a slight sinking of the ground after the event.

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The mayor of Leyte canceled work and classes for Monday due to the earthquake and placed the entire town on red alert as aftershocks are expected.

A seismologist poses points to a seismographic graph showing the magnitude of the earthquake in Japan, on a monitor at the British Geological Survey office in Edinburgh
A seismologist poses points to a seismographic graph showing the magnitude of the earthquake in Japan, on a monitor at the British Geological Survey office in Edinburgh Reuters