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    Central Alaska Hit by Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake

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    United States Geological Survey registered a strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake in central Alaska on Sunday.

    According to the agency, the epicenter lay at the depth of 2.8 kilometers and 60.9 km south-west of Elupak and 564.3 km north-east of College with the population of some 13, 000 people.

    Last month, a 6.0 magnitude quake had hit the southern part of Alaska Peninsula.

    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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