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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Alaska

A major earthquake hit southern Alaska early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, setting off tremors felt more than 280 kilometres away in the state's biggest city, Anchorage. 

There were no reports of major damage or injury. 

Residents reported feeling shaking.

"Long and pretty strong earthquake and power out in West Anchorage," David Hulen tweeted.

The magnitude 7.3 quake struck east-southeast of Pedro Bay, on the shore of Iliamna Lake, the USGS added.

It was recorded at a depth of 124.8 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said it was not anticipating a destructive tsunami and that there was no threat to Hawaii from the quake.

Reuters

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