Earthquake hits south of Alaska Peninsula on October 5

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      A sizeable earthquake struck offshore south of the Alaska Peninsula last night.

      It struck at 9:54 p.m. local time (10:54 p.m. Vancouver time) on October 5.

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 5.9-magnitude quake.

      At a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), the epicentre was located 68 kilometres (42 miles) southeast of Sand Point, Alaska; and 920 kilometres (570 miles) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.

      According the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, a tsunami had not been expected and was not a threat to the Alaskan or B.C. coastlines.

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