Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes buildings in south-central Alaska

AP News
|
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 1:10 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has rocked south-central Alaska, 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.

Recommended
What Is John Brennan Hiding?
Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)

The quake was centered in a mountainous area with few people, and the USGS says most structures in the region are resistant to damage from shaking.