Magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

earthquake photoThere are no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the major earthquake – magnitude 7.0 – that struck near the Alaskan village of Adak, 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage, earlier today. The quake occurred at at 4:25 a.m. local time, on August 30, 2013. Multiple aftershocks followed, including one measuring magnitude 4.5. No tsunami warning was issued.