Anchorage: A strong earthquake that struck a remote and sparsely populated region of Alaska was felt on the island of Shemya.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and occurred shortly after 8 am on Wednesday (local time) in the Aleutian Islands that extend into the Bering Sea in far southwestern Alaska.
Shemya is 175 kilometers west-northwest of where the earthquake was centered.
There were no immediate reports of damage.


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