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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Aleutians East, Alaska.

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Moments ago, GFZ reported a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean, 141 miles south of Sandpoint, Aleutians East, Alaska, USA at a shallow depth of 10km. United States Geological Survey (USGS) and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported the earthquake at also 5.3-magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any significant damage. A tsunami alert has not been issued yet.

Towns or cities that might have felt the eqrthquake include Sandpoint (pop.1,060) located 227km from the epicenter, King Cove (pop.1,010) located 235km away. More details to follow.

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