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Moderate aftershock of magnitude 7.8 quake off Alaska felt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a moderate earthquake struck Monday in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred last week. The center says Monday’s quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5, was an aftershock. It says the quake was lightly felt in King Cove, about 80 miles away. The King Cove Department of Public Safety sent a notice to residents stating that continued aftershocks were expected. Last week’s quake was centered in waters 65 miles south-southeast of the tiny community of Perryville. It generated tsunami warnings that later were canceled.

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