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5.0 earthquake jolts Anchorage, Southcentral Alaska

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News staff
  • Updated: January 13
  • Published January 13

The location of Sunday's earthquake (red) along with other recent aftershocks from the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Another aftershock from this Nov. 30 earthquake, this one with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0, shook Southcentral Alaska Sunday morning.

The shake, at 7:45 a.m., was centered nine miles northwest of Anchorage at a depth of 20.7 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It was one of thousands of aftershocks since the 7.0 quake on Nov. 30 and jolted many Alaskans awake Sunday.

The quake was felt throughout the region. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Sunday’s quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 then was adjusted to 5.0.

It was the first aftershock of 5.0 or greater since the 5.0 shake on Dec. 31, according to the earthquake center.

The Nov. 30 earthquake caused widespread damage across Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, along with more than 300 visits to emergency rooms.

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