ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski (nih-KOHL’-skee) at a depth of 16 miles.
The USGS says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9.
Nikolski and its 15 permanent residents are on Umnak Island, one of the Fox Islands, which are just less than 1,000 miles west of Anchorage.
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At least four quakes of magnitude 5.0 to 5.7 followed in the Fox Islands.