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Officials: No tsunami expected from earthquake near Alaska

This 2010 photo released by the State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs shows neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP)
This 2010 photo released by the State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs shows neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP)
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ADAK, Alaska – Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System says the 6.0-magnitude quake struck just before 10 a.m. Saturday about 90 miles southwest of the town of Adak on Adak Island. Several hundred people live in the town.

Large earthquakes can cause tsunamis that can travel hundreds of miles.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System says its statement on the earthquake is for Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.

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