7.1 quake strikes off Alaska
The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude temblor was in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska's coast.
September 2nd, 2011
07:23 AM ET

7.1 quake strikes off Alaska

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Friday off the coast of Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was 6.2 miles deep - a relatively shallow temblor capable of causing damage.

The epicenter was in the Aleutian Islands, about 120 miles from Atka, Alaska.

The quake prompted a tsunami warning for coastal areas of Alaska, from Unimak Pass, Alaska to Amchitka Pass, Alaska, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the sparsely populated area near the epicenter.

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  1. infonomics

    CNN live on the scene near the tip of the Aleutian Islands:

    CNN to Grizzly Bear: Can you describe the experience?

    Bear: grrrrrr grrr.

    CNN: What?

    Bear: grrrrrr grrr.

    CNN: Need a translator quickly.

    Translator: He said, Palin sux.

    CNN: cut, cut that now.

    September 7, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Earth just pooted again!

    September 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BigErnie

    We took an Alaskan cruise-tour last year. What a beautiful place. I wonder if all of the cruise ships have to scramble out to see when there is a tsunami warning?

    September 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Todd

    Please, stop calling them "temblors" the only people that use this term anymore is the news. Break out of your standard format earthquake reporting template and write something new, with updated terms.

    September 21, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Todd is a moron. "Temblor" is not an archaic word. Todd: Stick to your 3rd grade vocabulary. You'll do well in life.

      September 21, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
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