Alaska earthquake: Tremors with a magnitude of 6.5 hit the Peninsula hours after Hawaii was shaken.
Just hours after Hawaii, a massive earthquake struck Alaska.
According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Alaska Peninsula on Monday.
The off-shore quake struck at 1.10 a.m. local time and was centered 70 miles (114 kilometers) east of Chignik.
Tremors were also felt 46 miles below the surface (75km).
According to the US Geological Survey, at least four more aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 2.7 to 3.6 were also felt in the area.
The USGS received reports from more than 200 persons in the most northwesterly US state.
Others reported feeling tremors more than 400 miles away from the epicentre, with one even reporting shaking pictures on the wall.
According to the US Tsunami Warning Centre, there is no threat of a tsunami.
At this time, there have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
The incident occurred just hours after Hawaii was hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.
And only three months after a massive 8.2 earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
On the testimonies page of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, a number of concerned Americans have recounted their experiences with the recent earthquake.
“The images on the wall rocked around 15 seconds,” wrote one witness in Anchorage, 403 miles (643 kilometers) northeast of the center.
“I was just going asleep, then the bed shook somewhat, and the window blinds too, for approximately 10 seconds,” said a second witness from Dillingham, which is 189 miles (305 kilometers) distant.
“Felt minor trimmer first, then pause, then stronger earthquake,” said a third witness in Diamond Ridge, which was 290 miles (467 kilometers) away from the quake.
This is a developing news story; more will be added as it becomes available.