19:52 GMT05 August 2020
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    There are no reports of damage or casualties caused by the seismic activity so far. Authorities in Alaska have not issued a tsunami warning in relation to the tremor.

    A 5.5-magnitude earthquake rattled Alaska at 8:53:35 (UTC), the United States Geological Survey reported.

    The epicentre of the quake was registered some 219 km south of the town of Sand Point at a depth of ten kilometres.​

    In January, a strong earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 6.2 hit west of the city of Adak in Alaska.

    The northernmost US state is one of the most seismically active in the country. The second-most powerful earthquake on record was registered there in 1964, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale. The powerful tremor caused massive damage and triggered a tsunami.

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