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Quakes jolt Aleutians

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The western Aleutians region was jolted by a series of mostly light earthquakes that struck within minutes of each other early Sunday.

The four quakes occurred between 12:34 a.m. and 12:51 a.m., and had preliminary magnitudes ranging from 4.3 to 5.1, said the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. The quakes were between 14 miles and 79 miles from Amchitka Island.

There were no immediate reports of the quakes being felt or causing damage.



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