6.3 magnitude quake hits Bering Sea
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the Bering Sea halfway between Alaska and Russia but there was no tsunami alert for the nearby coastlines, the US Geological Survey said on Saturday.
The quake occurred at 2311 GMT Friday 474 km from Gambell, Alaska, and 478 km from Provideniya, Russia at a depth of about 15 km, it said.
No tsunami was expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast, the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement Saturday.
Russian seismological services also confirmed news about the quake.