M6.2 Quake hits off Alaska’s Sparsely Populated Aleutians

November 10, 2015

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck off Alaska’s sparsely populated Aleutian Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor hit just after 7 a.m. Alaska time on Monday and was centered 58 miles southeast of Atka.

Agency geophysicist Don Blakeman says the quake was about 6 miles deep. He says that when quakes are that shallow, they can produce more problems, but he doesn’t expect much damage because so few people live in the area.

earthquakeThe Alaska Earthquake Center says there have been no reports of damage or of the quake even being felt.

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