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Strong earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

Created: 05/29/2015 4:22 AM
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the coast of Alaska and officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate report of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.7 quake was centered in the ocean about 35 miles beneath the seabed and some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage — a remote and lightly populated Aleutian Island region.

Officials say the temblor was felt on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, more than 100 miles away, but there are no immediate reports of damage.

The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami danger.

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