7.1 magnitude quake strikes off Alaska: USGS

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Posted: Sep 02, 2011 7:33 AM
7.1 magnitude quake strikes off Alaska: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck on Friday in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it did not see a threat of a widespread destructive tsunami from the quake, which was centered in the Pacific Ocean, 107 miles southeast of Atka, Alaska.

The quake, which struck at 6:55 a.m. EDT, was 22.1 miles deep, the USGS said.

(Washington World Desk)