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Small earthquake hits island in Alaska's Aleutian chain

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has hit an island in Alaska's Aleutians chain.

The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that the earthquake struck 3:24 p.m. Sunday Alaska time on Adak Island near the far west end of the Aleutians. The centre initially reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.2, but it is now reporting the magnitude is 4.6.

The epicenter was 8 miles (13 kilometres ) southwest of the village of Adak, which has a population of about 300. The earthquake was 48 miles (76 kilometres ) deep.

The centre says there are no reports of damage.

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