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Strong earthquake hits Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Seismologists say a strong earthquake has jolted Alaska's sparsely populated western Aleutian islands.

There are no immediate reports of injury or damage from Wednesday's magnitude-6.9 earthquake. But the Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake was felt in the communities of Adak and Atka, more than 1,000 miles from Anchorage.

The quake struck at 3:39 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time, or 7:39 p.m. EDT, and was centered 71 miles southwest of Adak.

The Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says there is no expectation that the quake will create a damaging tsunami.