July 18, 2010 / 6:18 AM / 7 years ago

6.7 magnitude quake hits off coast of Alaska

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska on Sunday, but no widespread threat of a tsunami was seen, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake was centered 27 miles west of Nikolski in the Aleutian island chain at a depth of 21.7 miles.

"A widespread destructive tsunami threat does not exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data," the Center said in an email.

Reporting by Alan Elsner

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