Alaska Earthquake: Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes

Published: July 27, 2015

Alaska Earthquake: Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes, A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled remote islands in the US state of Alaska on Sunday, seismologists said, but there was no tsunami warning.

The underwater quake hit off the Fox Islands, by the Aleutian Trench, more than 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) west of Anchorage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake had a depth of 11 kilometers and struck at 5:49 pm (0449 GMT Monday), USGS said.

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