comscore Strong earthquake shakes Alaska; no tsunami threat for Hawaii | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Strong earthquake shakes Alaska; no tsunami threat for Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser logo
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo.
Get It Now

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula on Friday night, but it was not enough to generate a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake happened at around 7:50 p.m. Hawaii time about 65 miles north-northeast of Chignik Lake, and about 635 miles southwest of Fairbanks at a depth of about 4 miles.

Comments (3)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

    • On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages. A section of the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed. Elevated freeways in Oakland came crashing down.

      Kiddies: Don’t pay too much heed to Bothrops, the self-proclaimed geologist.

  • It wasn’t underwater. It was magnitude 6.0. How many of you out there are still concerned that any quake meeting those criteria could possibly generate a tsunami?

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up