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6.9 Earthquake struck Alaska and no tsunami warning was issued | Nationwide

Perryville, Alaska (AP) —The US Geological Survey reported an earthquake of 6.9 off the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday morning.

Despite the magnitude of the earthquake, no tsunami warning was issued. The closest to the epicenter was Perryville, 85 miles (135 km) northwest, where more than 100 people lived. Much of the land around the Gulf of Alaska, where the earthquake struck just before 4am, has wildlife sanctuaries.

Alaska is a hotbed of seismic activity. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Earthquake Center detects earthquakes on average every 15 minutes, according to its website. The center also states that 75% of all US earthquakes above magnitude 5 will occur in Alaska.

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6.9 Earthquake struck Alaska and no tsunami warning was issued | Nationwide

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