USGS Confirms Moderate Quake in Southwest Alaska

November 14, 2016

A moderate earthquake was felt by residents in southwest Alaska, but there were no immediate reports of damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Alaska Earthquake Center says the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and it was located at a depth of about 7 miles.

However, the USGS put the preliminary magnitude at 5.5. It was recorded just before 1 p.m. AKST on Saturday.

east coast earthquakeThe quake on the Alaska Peninsula was felt in Dillingham and was centered about 35 miles south of the community of Pilot Point, or 400 miles southwest of Anchorage.


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