ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake has shaken an Aleutian Island region of Alaska but there is no threat of a tsunami.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.7-magnitude quake struck at 9:56 p.m. Saturday (0456 GMT Sunday) and was centred in the Bering Sea about 1,500 kilometres west of Anchorage. The quake hit about 34 kilometres beneath the seabed.
• Two strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea late Sunday, a U.S. monitor said. There were no immediate reports of casualty or damage.
Indonesia issued a tsunami warning but lifted it soon after. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.
The archipelago nation is part of the Pacific Ocean’s “ring of fire,” where earthquakes of this magnitude are relatively common.