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4.4 earthquake gives Southcentral Alaska a morning jolt

  • Author: Chris Klint
  • Updated: September 1, 2016
  • Published September 1, 2016

An earthquake early Thursday near Mount Spurr was widely felt in Southcentral Alaska, according to state seismologists.

The Alaska Earthquake Center said the 4.4 magnitude temblor, which occurred at 4:27 a.m., struck roughly 38 miles northwest of Tyonek at a depth of 81 miles.

More than a dozen people, in communities ranging from Homer to Wasilla, reported feeling the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey website.

The National Tsunami Warning Center reported no tsunami was expected as a result of the quake.

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