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Gulf of Alaska Quake Cuts Telecom Cable August 1, 2014
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A powerful undersea earthquake off the Alaska Panhandle severed a key fiber-optic line early on July 25, leaving southeastern Alaska without cellphone and Internet service for nearly 24 hours.

The 5.9 magnitude shaking awakened residents in the capital of Juneau and other panhandle communities when it struck at 2:54 a.m. local time.

But officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries from the jolt.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was the strongest of 12 quakes to hit the region during a five-hour period.

It was centered just under 100 miles west of Juneau at a depth of about 6 miles beneath the floor of the Gulf of Alaska.