Aleutians get hit by magnitude 6.8 earthquake

No tsunami alerts have been issued
6.8 earthquake hits Aleutian Islands, no tsunami threat
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 5:44 AM AKST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 7:36 AM AKST
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NIKOLSKI, Alaska (KTUU) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Aleutian Chain early Tuesday morning, but no tsunami alerts have been issued.

The tremor hit at 2:35 a.m. local time and was centered about 58 miles southeast of the community of Nikolski, and was about 14 miles deep. Since the initial quake, 10 more aftershocks of 4.4 or bigger have been recorded, including a 6.6 temblor at 3:39 a.m.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration listed no current tsunami alerts or advisories on its website.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information.

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