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6.7 quake strikes off Alaska coast

6.7 quake strikes off Alaska coast
A cargo ship is towed off Anchorage, Alaska. (Associated Press)

A strong earthquake struck a remote region off the coast of Alaska, but officials said there was no tsunami threat or immediate report of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.7 quake struck at 9 p.m. local time Thursday and was centered in the ocean about 35 miles beneath the seabed and about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage -- a remote and lightly populated Aleutian Island region.

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Officials say the temblor was felt on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, more than 100 miles away. The police dispatch office in Kodiak said the temblor was felt at the station, but that authorities had no reports of any problems.

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