An earthquake was reported off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands today. The major quake took place about 57 miles from Adak in the Pacific Ocean. It measured at 7.0, which puts the quake in the highest intensity category; however, a tsunami warning is not expected but still being monitored. There has been no reports of any deaths or the damage caused.
The Associated Press issued the following statement:
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says in a statement that the quake was felt strongly in Adak and Atka, and shaking lasted up to one minute.
There have been no immediate reports of damage.
The earthquake didn’t trigger a tsunami warning, but Michael Burgy with the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says the center is monitoring for potential tsunamis caused by landslides, either on land or under water.