ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit around 80 miles southwest of Adak just before 10:00 a.m.
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the earthquake struck in the same area as a magnitude 6.5 earthquake Aug. 15 and a 6.3 magnitude earthquake Aug. 23.
The earthquake was recorded as having hit at a depth of 9.6 miles. According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the shaker was not felt by anyone.
The M6.1 south of Tanaga Island this morning occurred in the same area as a pair of M6+ quakes back in August, a M6.5 on Aug 15 and a M6.3 on Aug 23. We have no reports that it was felt. https://t.co/s95PYXSPSL— AK Earthquake Center (@AKearthquake) January 5, 2019
The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer recorded the same earthquake and quickly announced that a tsunami was not expected.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M6.0 090mi SW Adak, Alaska 0947AKST Jan 5: Tsunami NOT expected— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) January 5, 2019