Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Shakes Aleutians
The quake began at 2:55 a.m, 32 miles southeast of Amutka Pass in the Fox Islands region of the Aleutian chain.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center moniters dozens of tremors every day, but a quake early this morning set off more alarms than usual.
The center reported a magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 2:55 a.m, 32 miles southeast of Amutka Pass in the Fox Islands region of the Aleutian Islands chain.
Minutes later, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center upgraded the quake to a magnitude 7.1, and issued a tsunami warning for the region extending from Amchitka Pass to Attu, Alaska.
An emergency alert was issued with a regional warning, but an hour later, the center determined there was no longer a tsunami threat and cancelled the warning at 3:57 a.m
The AEIC has recorded more than 30 earthquakes across Alaska as of 8:30 a.m today alone.