Big Aftershocks Still Rattling Alaskan Island
They follow yesterday's 7.0 quake near Adak
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 31, 2013 6:53 AM CDT
This 2010 photo shows Adak, Alaska.   ((AP Photo/State of Alaska?Division of Community & Regional Affairs))

(Newser) – Several aftershocks rattled a remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the hours after a major 7.0 temblor struck with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. At least three dozen aftershocks, including one reaching magnitude 6.1 in strength, struck after the major quake yesterday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage or injuries from the earthquake, which occurred in a seismically active region. It was strongly felt in Atka, an Aleut community of 64 people, and the larger Aleutian town of Adak, where 320 people live.

The earthquake and the aftershocks didn't trigger any tsunami warnings, but Michael Burgy with the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, said the center is monitoring for potential tsunamis caused by landslides, either on land or under water. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the primary earthquake was centered 67 miles southwest of Adak, about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Shaking lasted up to one minute.

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1492
Aug 31, 2013 10:09 PM CDT
Sarah Palin has a better view of Russia after the aftershocks. She can wave at the Pussy Riot girls now. 1492
jfarley
Aug 31, 2013 11:36 AM CDT
So the US had an earthquake where is the aid to help us out? Now if this happened any where else in the world 10 billion dollars would have been sent quickly like to the Middle East. I know there was no dammage or death. But come on return the favor fo a change people.
Scott603
Aug 31, 2013 7:44 AM CDT
Why is it that every house in Adak is an identical duplex differentiated only by the roof color?