Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles southcentral Alaska

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ANCHORAGE — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck about 141 miles southwest of Anchorage Tuesday night, the  U.S. Geological Survey said. 

The USGS said the depth was recorded at about 73 miles. The quake was about 42 miles south-southwest of the Redoubt Volcano.

The Alaska Dispatch News said the quake was felt across southcentral Alaska, from Kodiak to Fairbanks.

No injuries or damage was immediately reported.

The earthquake was not expected to cause a tsunami, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

According to the Alaska Dispatch News, Kenai Police Sgt. Jay Sjogren said he was at the counter of a gas station when it struck.

“It was a good jolt and the sign started swaying,” he told the newspaper site. The street light was swaying, too, he said. “It was just a little bit of excitement for everybody,” he added.


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