Earthquake rocks the Aleutian Islands

On Aug. 30, 2013, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred southeast of Adak, Alaska, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake happened at 4:25 p.m. UTC in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The tremor was the largest in the state since the 7.3 magnitude earthquake back in June of 2011. The quake was felt strongly in Adak and Atka, and the shaking lasted up to one minute. As stated on the Decoded Science website, “Although the tremor occurred offshore and had quite large magnitude, no major tsunami is expected and no warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Writing center.” This means that no threat for a tsunami in Hawaii.  At the time of publication several sources said that there were  no injuries or deaths that occurred from this earth quake.

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