6.2-magnitude quake hits off Alaska

2016-03-19 12:14

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Washington - A strong and shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Alaska on Friday, US experts said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake occurred at 17:35 (01:35 GMT on Saturday) and was located at a depth of 10km about 70km south of Atka, Alaska, according to the US Geological Survey.

Atka is located in the Aleutian Arc that extends off the southwestern coast of Alaska. The arc marks the area where the Pacific plate descends into the mantle beneath the North American plate.

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