Moderate earthquakes rattle Aleutians

Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a pair of moderate earthquakes Friday shook an area south of the Aleutian Islands.

A magnitude 5.3 quake 12 miles below the surface rattled the Unimak Island region at 2:07 a.m.

Two minutes later, a magnitude 5.0 aftershock hit the region again. The aftershock was centered 24 miles underground.

The information center says there were no reports of the earthquake being felt or causing damage.

The epicenter was 100 miles south of False Pass, a community on Unimak Island, the largest island in the Aleutian chain located just off the tip of the Alaska Peninsula.

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