6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Alaska’s King Cove

July 18, 2011

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, but no tsunami warning was issued.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake on Saturday was centered 604 miles southwest of Anchorage on the eastern part of the Aleutian Islands. It had a depth of 43 kilometers.

Sand Point police officer Nate Taylor says no damage was reported in his town, one of the closest communities to the epicenter.

The quake was felt as far as Cold Bay, about 25 miles northwest of King Cove.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a few items on shelves reportedly toppled or fell, but it received no reports of the quake causing damage.

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