Anchorage Earthquake, Preliminary Magnitude 5.2, Interrupts Real News


Moderate earthquake rocks Anchorage area
ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:33pm EDT

(Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 rocked the Anchorage area on Thursday morning.

The moderate quake, centered about 50 miles southwest of Alaska’s largest city, struck at 11:06 a.m. Alaska time, according to the National Weather Service’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

No damage reports came in immediately after the earthquake, said Paul Whitmore, director of the center, which is based in Palmer, Alaska.

“We haven’t received any, and we don’t expect any tsunami danger from it, either,” Whitmore told Reuters.

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  • MandT  On Thursday June 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    The Palin’s should be mandated to warn us when eating Moose chili!

    • Steve  On Thursday June 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Now that would be earth-shaking, MandT! 😆

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