ALASKA EARTHQUAKE CENTER

Alaska Earthquake Center/ U.S. Geological Survey

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook Unalaska and Akutan over the weekend.

The quake struck Saturday at 5:25 a.m. about 20 miles south of Akutan, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center and U.S. Geological Survey.

It hit about 44 miles deep

While some slept through the event, several people in both Aleutian communities reported feeling a slight shaking that lasted about 30 seconds. There have been no reports of damage.

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This week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a bill that provides permanent fund dividends of $1,600, while maintaining vetoes on funding for programs like Medicaid and the Alaska Marine Highway System. 

With the budget now set, communities across the Aleutian chain are bracing for the effects of statewide cuts — some passed by the Legislature, others imposed through the governor's vetoes.

U.S. Geological Survey / Alaska Earthquake Center

A series of earthquakes shook the Aleutian Islands Monday morning, including a strong 6.4-magnitude quake near Adak.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the big event struck at 9 a.m. about 80 miles west of the community, where about 350 people live.

“I would suspect that it was close enough to Adak that they should have felt it, but it’s probably not big enough to cause damage,” said seismologist Natalia Ruppert.