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Alaska earthquake

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A large earthquake took place in the waters off of the Aleutian islands of Alaska Friday morning.

The quake hit in the Pacific Ocean south of the Andreanof islands. It was at a depth of 34.5 km.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit about 8:25 a.m. and measured a magnitude 7.0, which is considered very powerful. Several aftershocks followed, including one at a magnitude of 4.5.

No damage had been reported but a quake that large could create moderate damage in inhabited areas.

The USGS says the likely hood of damage and fatalities was low because of where the quake was centered.

Very strong shaking was reported in Adak and Atka and lasted about a minute.

No Tsunami Warning was issued. as the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not see a likely hood of a tsunami from the earthquake.
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