7.2 Quake Shakes Aleutians

Tsunami warning issued, canceled after Alaska quake
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2011 12:08 AM CDT
Dutch Harbor residents head back down a hill after a tsunami warning was canceled last night.   (AP Photo/Jim Paulin)
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(Newser) – A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands late Thursday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. A tsunami warning issued for some coastal areas of Alaska was canceled around an hour later. In the town of Dutch Harbor, hundreds of people climbed a hill after warning sirens went off, a longshoreman tells the AP. Residents said they felt the ground rumbling for about 20 seconds during the quake, which was centered around 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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