6.3 earthquake hits region of Aleutian Islands Saturday

6.3 earthquake hits region of Aleutian Islands Saturday

(USGS)

ALASKA — A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday in the region of the Aleutian and Andreanof Islands in Alaska, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 3:54 p.m. Alaska time and was felt by people in the city of Adak. The center of the quake was more than 50 miles southeast of the city.

Officials said the depth of the quake was more than 15 miles.

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There were aftershocks and the strongest one registered at 3.6.

Officials did not expect a tsunami for Alaska, the British Columbia coast, Washington state, Oregon, or California.

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