6.0 quake under Bering Sea; no tsunami risk

Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010

PALMER - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake occurred Friday afternoon under the Bering Sea, but officials say it posed no tsunami risk and was too far away to be felt on land.

David Hale at the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says the quake at 3:12 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time was followed 4 minutes later by a 6.0 magnitude aftershock. The quakes were centered about 480 miles southwest of Nome and about 9.8 miles deep.

Hale says people at a National Weather Service station on St. Paul Island, about 400 miles southeast of the epicenter, report they didn't feel anything.

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