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    The tremor was detected at a depth of about 58.2 kilometres, according to preliminary data. No damage or casualties have been reported so far.

    A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was registered in central Alaska, US on 31 May, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reports.

    The tremor was registered at around 10:59 pm local time. The epicentre was located 161 kilometres north of the city of Anchorage. The quake occurred at a depth of 58.2 kilometres.

    There have not been any reports about victims or damages caused by the quake.

    Meanwhile, the European-Midterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the tremor struck 169 kilometres north of Anchorage.

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

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