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Strong earthquake shakes Aleutian islands but no tsunami generated

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:34 a.m. HST, Sep 3, 2010

A large earthquake early this morning shook Alaska's Aleutian islands but did not cause a tsunami, officials said.

The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at 3:16 a.m. in Alaska (1:16 a.m. Hawaii time) and was centered about 30 miles east of Adak in the Aleutians, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said the earthquake did not generate a tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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