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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A strong earthquake struck Alaska and jolted residents for hundreds of miles, officials said.

The Friday quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and was centered about 70 miles east of King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula, or about 245 miles southwest of Anchorage, said Guy Urban, geophysicist at the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake jolted residents of Anchorage, Kodiak and other relatively distant cities.

No damage immediately was reported, Urban said.