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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 7.8 magnitude quake struck Tuesday and had a depth of 6 miles south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska.
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The quake was felt widely in communities along the southern coast, including Sand Point, Chignik, Unalaska and the Kenai Peninsula, according to the Alaska Earthquake Centre.
No tsunami arrived and there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.
It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the region, with the previous most powerful quake being recorded in 1995 at magnitude 5.2.
People in the affected areas are being told to seek refuge on higher grounds.