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ANCHORAGE, Alaska >> A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck off Alaska’s sparsely populated Aleutian Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor hit just after 7 a.m. Alaska time and was centered 58 miles southeast of Atka.

Agency geophysicist Don Blakeman says the quake was about 10 kilometers deep. He says that when quakes are that shallow, they can produce more problems, but he doesn’t expect much damage because so few people live in the area.

The National Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning and says a tsunami is not expected.

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