Earthquake Felt Widely in Anchorage Region of Alaska

February 1, 2017

A moderate earthquake struck Tuesday that was widely felt in the Anchorage, Alaska area, but there were no reports of damage.

The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude-5.2 temblor struck at 12:38 a.m. and was centered about 130 miles northwest of Anchorage at a depth of 84 miles.

The center says the quake was widely felt in the Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley region as well as Talkeetna, Clear, and Cantwell.

A quake of this size is capable of causing considerable damage, but the center says there have been no reports of any problems.

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