7.1 magnitude earthquake hit southern Alaska

    7.1 magnitude earthquake hit southern Alaska

    Jan 24, Anchorage: A magnitude of 7.1 earthquake hit southern Alaska early Sunday morning, awakening residents and shaking buildings in this earthquake-prone region, media reports said.

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck about 1:30 a.m. Alaska time. It was centered 55 miles southeast of the town of Illiamna and 160 miles southwest of Anchorage.

    The earthquake was widely felt by residents of Anchorage, and there are reports of scatted power outages.

    Anchorage resident Ron Barta said that his house shook about 1:34 a.m. when the earthquake hit.

    Barta, who has lived in Anchorage for about 10 years, says Alaskans on social media say the earthquake woke them up.

    The National Weather Service says a tsunami is not expected.

    The Oslo Times


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