Alaska News

4.9 earthquake strikes near Anchorage

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 struck a few miles from Point MacKenzie on Thursday afternoon, rattling Southcentral Alaska.

The quake hit just after 3 p.m. Thursday 9 kilometers, or about 5 miles, west of Point MacKenzie across Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was about 28 miles deep, according to an initial report from the Alaska Earthquake Center.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the quake was felt throughout Anchorage and the Mat-Su.

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center reported on social media that a tsunami was not expected for the Anchorage area.