Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Earthquake jolts Alaskan islands

WASHINGTON - A strong 6.5 earthquake hit the Aleutian Islands in southwestern Alaska, the US Geological Survey reported today.
The earthquake occurred at 5:54 GMT in the Adreanof Islands, one section of the earthquake-prone volcanic island chain, the Survey said.
The quake’s epicentre was located at a depth of 31.5 kilometres, 170 kilometres west of Adak, Alaska, the westernmost municipality in the United States with a population of some 300 people.