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4.5 earthquake north of Willow shakes Southcentral Alaska

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 26, 2020
  • Published November 26, 2020

A 4.5 earthquake occurred at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, north of Willow. (Screengrab from Alaska Earthquake Center website)

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake north of Willow rattled Southcentral Alaska on Thanksgiving Day.

The earthquake, which occurred at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, was centered about 19 miles north of Willow at a depth of nearly 25 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

People reported feeling the earthquake to the north in Talkeetna and to the south in Anchorage and Girdwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said on Twitter that no tsunami was expected.

Another earthquake struck at the same time farther south in southwestern Cook Inlet, 11 miles southwest of Augustine Volcano. That 3.4 quake occurred at a depth of 8.6 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

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