7.0 Quake Rocks Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska August 30, 2013 (AP)
By RACHEL D’ORO
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.

“I heard it coming,” said Kathleen Nevzoroff, who was sitting at her computer in the tiny Aleutians village of Adak when the major temblor struck at 8:25 a.m. local time, getting stronger and stronger. “I ran to my doors and opened them and my chimes were all ringing.”

There were no immediate 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 quake was followed by multiple aftershocks, including one measuring magnitude 5.4.

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