Quake Widely Felt in Anchorage Area, Officials Say

January 19, 2016

Officials say a moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rumbled beneath the Anchorage, Alaska area, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the magnitude-4.8 temblor struck at 7:05 p.m. Sunday and was centered about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage.

The center says that the quake was widely felt in the Anchorage area, but it had no immediate reports of any damage.

earthquakeScores of respondents in the capital and surrounding communities reported feeling the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey website.

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