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Strong earthquake strikes Alaska

Strong earthquake in Alaska, no damage reported
Strong earthquake in Alaska, no damage reported

Staff writers

December 4, 2012 — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake was felt over a widespread area in Alaska Monday evening.

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck around 4:45 pm local time Monday and was centred just 44 km west of Anchorage.

While there were several reports of residents feeling the quake throughout the Anchorage metro area, officials didn't expect the quake to generate a tsunami.

There have been no reports of any injuries or major structural damage, instead just very minor damage with items being knocked off shelves. 

Alaska is no stranger to earthquakes as it's located in a seismically active area. Most earthquakes however, are too small or remote to cause significant damage.

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