5.2 quake in Prince William Sound shakes Southcentral

Associated PressAugust 9, 2012 

A moderate earthquake in western Prince William Sound was felt by residents of Anchorage 100 miles to the northwest.

Chris Popham of the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake occurred at 8:43 a.m. Thursday and showed a preliminary magnitude of 5.2.

The epicenter was 60 miles northeast of Seward at a depth of 6 miles.

Popham says the center received a series of phone calls reporting the quake had been felt but no reports of damage.

There is no tsunami danger, the warning center says.

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