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6.9 quake rocks Aleutian Islands but generates no tsunami

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A magnitude-6.9 earthquake shook the Aleutian Islands Sunday evening, but generated no Pacific-wide tsunami. 

The quake was centered 47 miles east-southeast of Yunaska Island, Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 

It struck at 6:50 p.m. Hawaii time. 

Shortly afterward, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement that no tsunami was expected in Hawaii “based on all available data.” 

In April 1946, the Aleutians were the epicenter of a magnitude-8.1 earthquake that generated a tsunami that killed 159 people in Hawaii. 

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