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Earthquake hits Aleutian Islands in US

The US Geological Survey has said that an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the Aleutian Islands of the US state of Alaska late on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Oct 14, 2009 09:01 IST

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has said that an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the Aleutian Islands of the US state of Alaska late on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

The quake struck the Fox Islands region at 12.21 pm local time. Its epicentre was located at a depth of about 13.7 km and about 120 km away from Nikolski of Alaska, the report quoted USGS as saying.

"No reports of this event being felt or causing damage have been received at this time," the report quoted Alaska Earthquake Information Center as saying.

The quake follows a tremor of magnitude-6.2 on Richter scale that hit the Fox Islands region Monday night with no reported damage or injuries.