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Alaska Earthquake, No Tsunami Expected

September 14, 2011

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A 6.1 earthquake was reported in the Aleutian Islands near Alaska.  The quake was reported at 8:10 a.m. HST (9:10 a.m. near the epicenter) on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km, according to the USGS.

Location to nearby cities is as follows:  21 miles NNW of  Attu Station, Alaska; 596 miles E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia; and 2009 miles NE of Tokyo, Japan.

The NOAA West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement this morning saying the magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides.

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