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4.0 earthquake centered in Chugach State Park shakes Anchorage

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Anchorage area at 8:05 a.m. Thursday.

The earthquake’s center was about 19 miles east of Anchorage in Chugach State Park, at a depth of 11.2 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The earthquake was felt in Eagle River, Girdwood, Anchorage, Chugiak, Wasilla in the Matanuska Valley and Moose Pass on the Kenai Peninsula.

The earthquake was not an aftershock of the 7.0 quake that caused significant damage throughout the Anchorage area in November 2018, said earthquake center seismologist Natalia Ruppert.

The earthquake was centered in an unpopulated area, and Ruppert said the center was not expecting that any damage was caused.

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