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article imageMagnitude 6.0 earthquake recorded off Alaska coast

By Anne Sewell     Jan 31, 2013 in Environment
Port Alexander - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Alaska on Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The USGS says the epicenter of the quake, which happened at 09:53:43 UTC, was 47 miles south of Port Alexander in southeastern Alaska, and a depth of 6.2 miles.
According to USGS, distances are as follows:
73 km (45 miles) S (184°) from Port Alexander, AK
80 km (50 miles) WSW (237°) from Edna Bay, AK
102 km (63 miles) W (277°) from Craig, AK
1052 km (654 miles) NW (316°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
There are no reports of damage or injuries and so far no aftershocks have been reported.
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