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    Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits South of Alaska - USGS

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    The United States Geological Survey reported Thursday that a 6.0 magnitude quake had hit the southern part of Alaska Peninsula.

    The quake was centered about 62 miles south-southwest of Sand Point, Alaska, at a depth of 10.6 miles, according to the USGS.

    The most recent earthquake of such magnitude occurred near Vanuatu two days ago.

    Earlier this year, Alaska saw a major earthquake of 7.9 magnitudes some 280 kilometers southeast of Kodiak. The quale prompted tsunami warnings and made residents along the Gulf of Alaska to be evacuated to shelters.

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