24 Jun 2011

7.4 earthquake rocks Alaska

8:23 pm on 24 June 2011

A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Alaska, 1600 kilometres west of Anchorage

The quake on the Fox Islands stuck at 6:09pm local time, 163km east of the tiny fishing port of Atka, at a depth of 40km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue a tsunami warning for the Pacific Ocean, and the US Geological Survey later cancelled a warning for coastal Alaska.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.