Earthquake rocks ocean floor south of Aleutians

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2003

PALMER (AP) The sea bed south of the western Aleutian Islands was rocked Tuesday for the second day in a row.

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the ocean floor at 2:29 a.m.

The epicenter was 85 miles south of Buldir Island, which is about 115 miles east of Attu at the end of the Aleutian Chain.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not large enough to create a tsunami.

The center Monday issued a tsunami warning for part of the Aleutians after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit 65 miles southeast of Buldir Island at 4:13 a.m.

The warning was canceled about two hours later after a gauge at Adak indicated no tsunami was generated.

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