From: Reuters
Published December 19, 2007 05:58 AM

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Aleutian Islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 jolted Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the northern Pacific on Wednesday, Japan's weather agency said, triggering a tsunami advisory for Hawaii.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had issued a tsunami advisory for the state of Hawaii.

The quake, with its focus about 25 miles below the seabed, occurred at 0430 EST, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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The U.S. Geological Survey, which put the magnitude at 7.2, said it was 1,200 miles west-southwest of Anchorage.

(Reporting by Teruaki Ueno)

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