Earthquake Hits Anchorage Area

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

A sharp earthquake shook the Anchorage area at 1:24 this afternoon.  Seismologists at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks say the 4.9 magnitude quake was centered about a dozen  miles west of the city  at  a depth of  27 miles.  No injuries were reported.  State seismologist Roger Hanson says the epicenter was directly below Fire Island.  He says slight aftershocks are expected to be felt for the next couple of days.

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