6.0 quakes rumble under Bering Sea; no tsunami risk, too far from land to be felt
PALMER, Alaska – PALMER, Alaska (AP) — Two strong earthquakes rumbled Friday under the Bering Sea off Alaska, but officials say they posed no tsunami risk and were too far from land to be felt.
David Hale at the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer says a 6.0-magniitude quake struck at 3:12 p.m. and was followed minutes later by another of about equal strength. The quakes were centered about 480 miles southwest of Nome and about 10 miles beneath the seabed.
Hale says people at a National Weather Service station on St. Paul Island, about 400 miles southeast of the epicenters, report they didn't feel anything.