Small earthquake hits island in Alaska’s Aleutian chain

By on August 13, 2017


The Aleutian Islands from 32,000 feet. (Photo By Don Ramey Logan - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)
The Aleutian Islands from 32,000 feet. (Photo By Don Ramey Logan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit an island in Alaska’s Aleutians chain.

The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that the earthquake struck 3:24 p.m. Sunday Alaska time on Adak Island near the far west end of the Aleutians.

The epicenter was 8 miles (13 kilometres) southwest of the village of Adak, which has a population of about 300. The earthquake was 48 miles (76 kilometres) deep.

The centre says there are no reports of damage.