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Large quake in Aleutian Islands, no tsunami threat to Pacific Northwest

June 23rd, 2014 - 2:30pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain after a powerful earthquake.

The warning does NOT include Alaska, British Columbia, Washington or Oregon.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-7.1 quake was recorded at 12:53 p.m. local time Monday afternoon. It was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island.

The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Alaska. It stretches from Nikolski to Attu.

The center also issued a tsunami advisory for coastal areas from Nikolski to Unimak Pass.

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