Moderate aftershock of magnitude 7.8 quake off Alaska felt

    Perryville, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Earthquake Center says a moderate earthquake struck Monday in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred last week.

    The center says Monday's quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5, was an aftershock. It says the quake was lightly felt in King Cove, about 80 miles away.

    The King Cove Department of Public Safety sent a notice to residents stating that continued aftershocks were expected.

    Last week's quake was centered in waters 65 miles south-southeast of the tiny community of Perryville.

    It generated tsunami warnings that later were canceled.

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