Magnitude-6.3 quake strikes off Alaska

SAN FRANCISCO — A strong earthquake struck off Saturday Atka Island in southwest Alaska, the northern most US state.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the tremor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, hit about 32 km deep at 8:06 local time, some 65 km off Atka in the Andreanof Islands, or 1,815 km west of Anchorage, the biggest city of Alaska.

Andreanof Islands are part of the Aleutian Islands.

There has been no reports of injuries from the sparsely populated islands.

The US Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said the quake was not strong enough to generate a tsunami PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com