Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Southcentral Alaska

March 2, 2021 earthquake

An earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 4.5 shook Southcentral Alaska on Tuesday night.

The earthquake, centered about 69 miles west of Anchorage and about 15 miles northeast of Mount Spurr, occurred at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday at a depth of over 62 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

Shaking was felt widely in parts of the Mat-Su and Anchorage, according to citizen reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami was not expected.