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  RAT ISLAND EARTHQUAKE PREPARED BY: MEET PATEL(14CL072)  INTRODUCTION ã The Rat Islands are part of the Aleutian Islands, which are on the tip of Alaska. ã The main islands that were impacted were: Adak Island, SheymaIsland, and Attu Island. ã The 1965 Rat Islands earthquake occurred at 05:01 UTC, on 4 February (19:01, 3 February local time). ã It had a magnitude of 8.7 and triggered a tsunami of over 10 m on ShemyaIsland, but caused very little damage.  TECTONIC PLATES & TYPE OF FAULT ã The pacific and north americanwere involved. ã They collide with each other at reverse fault or a converging plate boundary. ã Tectonic plate  – ã Faults-
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