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Earthquake Off Alaska’s Coast

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 6.8 tremor was felt in a remote area off the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.  The preliminary measurement was 7.1, but was just adjusted.  The quake hit 1,000 miles west southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, in the Pacific Ocean. 

A Tsunami warning was issued for the islands as a precaution.  However, that warning was just lifted.  Officials canceled the Tsunami warning after a small wave was reported in the remote community of Atka, Alaska.  Some residents evacuated to higher land for a short time until they were in the clear.

The quake hit around 6:55 am EDT, 22.1 miles deep.

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