Earthquakes Hit South Central Alaska, Aleutians

March 15, 2016

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake that hit south-central Alaskawas felt in the state’s largest city, Anchorage, and was one of several recent quakes in the area.

The National Tsunami Warning Center says the quake hit at 12:57 p.m. on Saturday and was centered 50 miles northwest of Homer, a city near the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula.

The quake did not generate a dangerous tsunami.

It was the third notable quake of the day for the state.

earthquakeThe Alaska Earthquake Center reports a magnitude 6.1 quake at 9:06 a.m. in the Andreanof Islands. The quake was felt in Adak. No damage was reported.

The Alaska Earthquake Center also reports a magnitude 5.0 quake at 4:23 a.m. in the Andreanof Islands.

The center received no reports that it had been felt or caused damage.


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