Moderate earthquake hits near Anchorage in Alaska


PUBLISHED Tue, December 05, 2017 - 10:01am EST
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A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 has struck just northeast of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. Many people across the region were woken up by the shaking.





The earthquake, which struck at 5:45 a.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered in the waters of Knik Arm, about 6 miles west of Chugiak and 7 miles northwest of Eagle River. It struck at a depth of 19.8 miles, making it a relatively shallow earthquake.

The Alaska Earthquake Center put the preliminary magnitude of Tuesday's earthquake at 4.2. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in an initial report, put the preliminary magnitude slightly lower, at 4.0.

People across the Anchorage area reported feeling the early-morning earthquake, waking up some residents. One resident in Anchorage described feeling minor shaking that lasted for approximately five seconds.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

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