Third large earthquake strikes Aleutian Islands in Alaska

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      For the third time within the past two weeks, a large earthquake has struck the Aleutian Islands located between Alaska and Russia.

      A 6.0-magnitude quake hit the Fox Islands at 7:50 a.m. local time (8:50 a.m. PT) on August 25 at a depth of 25 kilometres (15 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicentre was located 22 kilometres (13 miles) southeast of Amukta Island, Alaska, and 1626 kilometres (1008 miles) southeast of Anchorage, Alaska.

      A tsunami warning was not issued as no threat was expected.

      This latest seismic event occurred east of where two previous large earthquakes struck in the Andreanof Islands.

      A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit on August 15 about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

      A week later, a 6.3-magnitude quake struck on August 23 (August 22 PT) about 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of the volcano.