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Strong earthquake shakes Alaska island region

Strong earthquake shakes Alaska island region

A powerful earthquake has shaken an Aleutian Island region of Alaska but there is no threat of a tsunami.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.7-magnitude quake struck at 9:56 p.m. Saturday (0456 GMT Sunday) and was centered in the Bering Sea about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Dutch Harbor or 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) west of Anchorage. The quake hit about 21 miles (34 kilometers) beneath the seabed.
Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says there was no danger of a tsunami from the temblor.
USGS geophysicist Jessica Sigala says residents of the Dutch Harbor, the nearest sizable community, reported feeling a "weak shaking" from the quake.
A magnitude 6 quake is capable of causing severe damage.


Updated : 2021-03-01 23:28 GMT+08:00