04:26 GMT22 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Saturday near the coast of the US state of Alaska, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    The tremor was registered at 00:10 GMT, with the epicenter located 91 kilometers (56.5 miles) northwest of the small town of Sand Point, in the Aleutian Islands, at a depth of 35.2 kilometers.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage caused by the earthquake.

    Alaska and the Aleutian Islands are located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly experience powerful earthquakes. On March 27, 1964, the 9.2 magnitude Great Alaskan earthquake devastated a number of settlements, including the state's biggest city of Anchorage, killing 131 people.

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