Another strong quake recorded in Alaskan islands

Associated Press
This 2010 photo released by the State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs shows neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. Officials say a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has rocked Alaska's Aleutian Islands, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the major temblor at 8:25 a.m. Friday, local time. It was followed by multiple aftershocks, including one measuring magnitude 4.5. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)
.

View gallery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another strong earthquake has rattled a remote and sparsely populated Aleutian Island region off Alaska.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 temblor struck near Adak at 10:39 p.m. Friday.

Adak is a small, isolated town about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage and near where a much stronger, magnitude 7.0 temblor hit earlier Friday.

The Alaska Tsunami Information Centers that like the larger quake, there is no danger of a tsunami from the latest earthquake.

There have been no reports of any serious damage from the earlier quake and a series of aftershocks which followed.

View Comments (13)