Magnitude-6.2 earthquake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck off Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands Monday morning.

The temblor hit just after 7 a.m. Alaska time and was centered 58 miles southeast of Atka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was about 10 kilometers deep, which could potentially lead to more problems due to how shallow it occurred. But significant damage isn't expected due to the sparse population, Agency geophysicist Don Blakeman said.

The National Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning and says a tsunami isn't expected.