7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Alaska

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska at midnight Friday (1am PST Saturday), located about 60 miles west of Craig, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake also sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but was cancelled when no damaging waves were generated.

The USGS says that the earthquake was followed up by six aftershocks, the strongest of which was 5.1 and came four hours after the initial quake.

Craig Police Chief Robert Ely said:

"Houses shook; mine had things tossed from (the) wall," But he added that there were "no reports of any injuries, no wave, no tidal movement seen."

According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, the quake was widely felt but they did not receive any reports of damage.