A 4.5 earthquake shakes Fairbanks area

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Fairbanks area on Sunday afternoon. No damage has been reported.

The earthquake happened at around 5:16 p.m., about 45 miles west of town, in the Minto Flat Area, which is also north of Nenana, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bobby Bianco. The epicenter was at a depth of about 10 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey report.

“During the middle of it, you could feel the building moving; there were some cracking also,” Bianco said. “We’re also seeing that other people felt it, which makes sense. No damage though, nothing major. Just regular shaking.”

Many people in the Fairbanks area felt the earthquake.