Offshore earthquake shakes Alaska: USGS

23rd December 2010, Comments 0 comments

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Aleutian Islands stretching between the US state of Alaska and Russia on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter of the earthquake was 137 kilometers (85 miles) northwest of Attu Island, which hosts a small US Coast Guard station staffed by around 15 people, and 407 kilometers (253 miles) from Russia.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

© 2010 AFP

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