Two earthquakes hit Alaska Sunday

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2000

PALMER (AP) -- Two earthquakes hit Alaska on Sunday, one near Adak and one not far from Sutton. No damage or injuries were reported from either quake.

The earthquake near Adak had a magnitude of 5.6, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. It was centered 75 miles northwest of Adak and occurred at 2:50 p.m.

The other earthquake was considerably smaller, listed as a magnitude 3.5 by the Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks. It was centered 57 miles northeast of Sutton and occurred at 12:15 p.m.

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