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Quake jolts island in Aleutians, no damage reported

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2001

PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- A moderate earthquake jolted residents of Unimak Island in the near Aleutians early Thursday but there were no reports of damage, officials at the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said.

The 5.4 magnitude quake occurred at 2:14 a.m. Alaska time and was strongly felt in False Pass, 53 miles northwest of the epicenter, but did not generate a tsunami, or seismic sea wave.

The epicenter is more than 680 miles southwest of Anchorage. A quake of 5 magnitude can cause considerable damage.



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