Sunday, November 2, 2008

Major quake strikes off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

WASHINGTON-A substantial 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday just off the remote Aleutian Islands of the US state of Alaska, the US Geological Survey reported.The quake occured at 3:48 am local time (1348 GMT) about 53 kilometers (33 miles) underground, some 56 kilometers (35 miles) south-southwest of Atka Alaska and 1828 kilometers (1136 miles) from the state's largest city Anchorage, the USGS reported in a preliminary earthquake report.There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the Aleutians, a sparsely populated archipelago of hundreds of small, mainly volcanic islands that arc into the northern Pacific Ocean. The town of Atka nearest the temblor's epicenter had a population of 92 in the 2000 US census.;_ylt=AjAYvJxyEI6FUoVr8_XRdC3LLJ94
As in the days of Noah...

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