WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Strong earthquake jolts urban centers of Alaska

A strong earthquake jolted urban areas of Alaska on Monday, sending people diving under desks and huddling in doorways. The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck near the town of Willow at 11:28 a.m. The epicenter was 58 miles from the state's largest city, Anchorage, where the rumbled continued for several moments. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reported the magnitude at a slightly weaker 5.3 and said no tsunami will be generated. The USGS had reported a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, but the shaking was felt over a wide swatch of southcentral Alaska. Aftershocks were shaking the area, with one about a half-hour later measuring 4.2.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 48798917 - wkyt.com/a?a=48798917
Gray Television, Inc.