Strong quake shakes Alaska, no tsunami warning


A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook a lightly populated remote region of south-eastern Alaska late Friday, the US Geological Survey that monitors quakes worldwide reported.

The quake struck at 0550 GMT Saturday (9:50 pm Friday) some 654 kilometres (406 miles) southwest of Anchorage, and 100 kilometres (62 miles) northeast Chignik Lake, Alaska. The National Tsunami Warning Centre said that no watch, warning or advisory would be issued for the quake.

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