Quake and af­ter­shocks rat­tle Aleu­tian Is­lands

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION - Com­piled from wire re­ports

AN­CHOR­AGE — A se­ries of strong af­ter­shocks in Alaska’s Aleu­tian Is­lands re­gion fol­lowed a pow­er­ful earth­quake that shook the re­mote area, but of­fi­cials said there were no re­ports of dam­age or in­juries. The U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said the ini­tial 6.7mag­ni­tude tem­blor struck at 9:56 p.m. Satur­day and was cen­tered in the Ber­ing Sea about 155 miles south­west of Dutch Har­bor. Agency geo­physi­cist Rafael Abreu said there had been at least 11 af­ter­shocks, in­clud­ing one at 11:48 a.m. Sun­day that had a 5.8 pre­lim­i­nary mag­ni­tude.

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