6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain

The Extinction Protocol

Alaska 6.5
September 4, 2013ALASKAA magnitude 6.5 earthquake was recorded Tuesday in waters off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands region, where a 7.0 quake hit just last week. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no danger of a tsunami from the quake that hit Tuesday afternoon. The quake was centered about 50 miles south-southwest of the tiny community of Atka, Alaska, at a depth of about 24 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Earthquakes, even large ones, are very common in the area, scientists say. Dozens of aftershocks have been recorded since Friday’s big quake. There have been no reports of damage or injuries. “We’re seeing the quakes in pretty much the same area,” said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the USGS’s National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. “I could definitely consider it an aftershock.” Several hours after Tuesday’s quake, Abreu said the USGS’ earthquake website…

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