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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Southcentral Alaska

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 2
  • Published March 2

An earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 4.5 occurred on March 2, 2021. (Screengrab from Alaska Earthquake Center website)

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.

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