Alaska Earthquake 2013 Shakes Aleutian Islands: Magnitude 7.0 Shock Send Residents Fleeing For Safety

By Danny Choy on August 30, 2013 6:10 PM EDT

Alaska Earthquake 2013 struck near Mt. Moffett of Adak, Alaska. (Photo: Creative Commons)

An Alaska earthquake struck on August 30, 2013. According to officials, the magnitude 7.0 earthquake originated from Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Residents scrambled for safety as the strong rumble caused homes to shake and shudder.

According to reports, the major earthquake occurred at 8:25 a.m. on Friday. A series of aftershocks followed, including a tremor reaching 4.5-magnitude. The Alaska earthquake 2013 lasted for a minute.

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According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, the epicenter of the earthquake is 67 miles southwest of Adak, Alaska. The village is approximately another 1,200 southwest of the major city of Anchorage.

Thankfully, the Alaska Earthquake 2013 did not trigger a tsunami warning. That said, Michael Burgy of West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, claims that the agency is still monitoring possible landslides tht may trigger a potential tsunami incident.

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