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Earthquake rattles Southcentral Alaska

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published January 17, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook the ground in the area of Talkeetna Sunday evening, and could be felt elsewhere in the state, including in Anchorage.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the quake struck 20 miles northeast of Skwentna, and 23 miles southwest of Talkeetna, at 7:05 p.m. Sunday. It originated at a depth of about 2 1/2 miles.

The quake was "widely felt" in Anchorage, according to the center.

No reports of injuries or damage were immediately available.