Strong quake reported in North Pacific

Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A strong quake was reported in the North Pacific early Thursday.

But there were no reports of the quake having been felt, nor causing any damage or injuries, said Guy Urban of the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. Urban said the quake did not generate a tsunami.

The quake, which had a magnitude of 6.5, occurred at 6:14 a.m. Alaska Standard Time (10:14 a.m. Eastern Time). It was centered about 190 miles south of Adak Island in the Aleutians. Adak is 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Urban said the earthquake was not an aftershock from the major 7.9 quake that shook Alaska Sunday.

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