Powerful 6.0 quake rumbles off Alaska coast: USGS

  • AFP, Washington
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  • Updated: Jan 31, 2013 16:46 IST

A powerful 6.0-magnitude quake rumbled off the coast of Alaska early Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicenter of the quake was 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Craig, Alaska and more than 1,000 kilometers from Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, the USGS said.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no risk of the earthquake generating a tsunami.

An even larger 7.5-magnitude quake struck off Alaska in the same area earlier this month, generating a local tsunami and rattling homes as far away as the state capital Juneau, some 205 miles (330 kilometers) away.

The January 5 temblor also caused no casualties or damage.


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