Major earthquake hits eastern Russia, no tsunami danger
At 8:01 a.m. Alaska time Thursday, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck far eastern Russia.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued a tsunami warning for areas within a 186 miles radius of the quake. After the initial warning, officials found no sign of a dangerous tsunami and expired the warning.
The quake occurred in a remote location on the tip of the Aleutian Island chain, just 6 miles deep and 51 miles west of Nikol'skoye, Russia. The location is roughly 1,680 miles west of Anchorage.
Multiple magnitude 5 aftershocks have occurred since the initial magnitude 7.4 earthquake.
Officials at Russia's local emergency ministry said no damage was reported following the earthquake.
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