Major quake strikes in Pacific off Alaska

By REUTERS
June 24, 2011 06:28

WASHINGTON - A major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday 107 miles (172 km) east of Atka, Alaska.

The earthquake hit at a depth of about 25 miles (40 km) in the Pacific Ocean, and a tsunami warning was in effect for coastal Alaska, the US Geologic Survey said.


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