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The islands, located in southwestern Alaska, belong to the northern part of a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which is regularly affected by powerful earthquakes.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the tremor occurred near the shores of the Andreanof Islands, a part of the Aleutian archipelago that belongs to the US.
At the moment, there is no official information about any victims of the natural disaster or possible damage inflicted by the quake.
2019.05.23 / 14:21