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6.0 Earthquake Hits Alaska's Aleutian Islands

8:08 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A strong earthquake that struck a remote and sparsely populated region of Alaska was felt on the island of Shemya.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Aleutian Islands that extend into the Bering Sea in far southwestern Alaska.

Shemya is 108 miles west-northwest of where the earthquake was centered.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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