The temblor struck the Alaska Peninsula
Region is seismically active but sparsely populated
A preliminary 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit a remote region of Alaska late Friday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The temblor struck the Alaska Peninsula more than 400 miles (649 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, according to the USGS.
No tsunami warning was issued.
The area is sparsely populated and no damage or injuries have been reported so far.
The Alaska Peninsula is part of the Aleutian arc, which extends more than 1,800 miles and marks the region where the Pacific and North American plates meet.
It’s a seismically active region and experiences a series of earthquakes every year.