Moderate earthquake occurs in Aleutians

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A moderate earthquake struck near the Aleutian Islands Saturday night.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. The quake occurred at 10:08 p.m.

It was centered 80 miles southwest of Nikolski and was 25 miles deep.

There were no immediate reports of the quake being felt, the tsunami warning center said.

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