Tuesday, November 24, 2015         

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Large quake strikes off Alaska but no tsunami expected

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:56 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2011

A large earthquake struck off Alaska's Aleutian islands but did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami this morning, officials said.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, struck 16 miles north-northwest of Attu, Alaska at 9:10 a.m. near the epicenter (8:10 a.m. Hawaii time), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said that a tsunami is not expected. "However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides," center officials said.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Latest News/Updates