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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes Southcentral Alaska

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: November 27, 2017
  • Published November 27, 2017

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska on Monday afternoon, according to preliminary data from the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The earthquake hit at 1:18 p.m. 45 miles east of Whittier, in Prince William Sound, at a depth of about 10 miles, the center said on its website.

"I don't think there was any damage," said Dyanna Pratt, executive assistant for the City of Whittier. "Yeah, we definitely felt it in the city office."

"It was about average, it didn't last too long. We just held onto our desks for a while," Pratt.

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter located 45 miles east of Whitter in Prince William Sound shook Southcentral Alaska at 1:18 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (Screen capture courtesy University of Alaska Fairbanks Earthquake Center)

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