Major Quake Recorded in Alaska's Aleutian Islands

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska's Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska's Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.


There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the earthquake that struck at 8:25 a.m. local time. It was strongly felt in Atka, an Aleut community of 64 people, and the larger Aleutian town of Adak, where 320 people live. The quake was followed by multiple aftershocks, including one measuring magnitude 4.9.


Adak city clerk Debra Sharrah said that only a stool fell over in her home. Wall hangings and wine glasses stayed in place.


The earthquake didn't trigger a tsunami warning.


The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the primary earthquake was centered 67 miles southwest of Adak, about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Shaking lasted up to one minute.

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