Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Magnitude-5.8 quake rattles south-central Alaska

Magnitude-5.8 quake rattles south-central Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has rocked south-central Alaska on, but the U.S. Geological Survey says there's little likelihood of damage.

Wednesday afternoon's quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.6, but scientists later revised the measurement. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake isn't expected to cause a tsunami.

The quake at 2:34 p.m. caused computer monitors to sway and rattled buildings in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

The epicenter was 75 miles northwest of Anchorage and 72 miles deep.

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