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.
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