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Strong earthquake strikes Alaska

The US Geological Survey says a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck near a chain of islands in Alaska.

world Updated: Dec 27, 2007 09:06 IST

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck near a chain of islands in Alaska, the US Geological Survey said.

The earthquake, which was 35 kilometers deep, took place at 2205 GMT (0335 IST on Thursday) about 50 km southeast of Nikolski, a town in the Aleutian Islands, the USGS said.