Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Hits Alaska, Felt in Capital City

By The Associated Press
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The Associated Press
September 1, 2019 Updated: September 1, 2019

JUNEAU, Alaska—The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Alaska. It was felt by people in the state’s capital Juneau.

The center says the earthquake hit at 8:32 p.m. Saturday and had an epicenter 43 miles west of Klukwan, a village of about 95 people. The earthquake had a depth of less than a mile.

Several Juneau residents reported on social media that they felt the quake. One person tweeted: “Juneau just had an earthquake… I actually felt it. My bed was literally moving.”

There were no reports of significant damage.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said at 8:35 p.m. that there was no risk of a tsunami.

The last big earthquake to hit Alaska took place on Nov. 30, when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck near Anchorage.

Alaska’s massive 1964 earthquake had a magnitude 9.2.

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