5.8 Quake Struck in Remote Alaska

January 20, 2015

An earthquake struck in a remote area of Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain and there were no reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.8 temblor occurred at 6:47 p.m. Friday and was centered about 65 miles beneath the in the Bering Sea seabed and about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage. It was about 150 miles west of the populated island of Adak.

Though a quake of this magnitude is capable of causing damage, the Alaska Earthquake Center said it had no reports of it being felt or causing any problems.

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