Aftershocks rumble 2 days after large quake

Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010

PALMER - A seismically active region in the Aleutian Islands has been hit by two more strong aftershocks.

Quakes with magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.1 struck about 15 minutes apart late Saturday night and were centered about 60 miles southeast of Adak and about 1,180 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quakes were the latest aftershocks from a powerful 6.4 quake that hit in the same area two days earlier.

As with that temblor and the series of strong aftershocks that followed, the center says there have been no reports of damage from the latest quakes or that they were even felt.

The sparsely populated region is frequently hit by quakes but they usually go unnoticed.

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