Magnitude-5.8 quake rattles Anchorage
An earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska, Monday afternoon. Earthquakes are common in Alaska, which is one of the most seismically active parts of the US.
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of¬†Alaska¬†on Monday, close to the city of¬†Anchorage, rattling buildings and knocking bric-a-brac from shelves, but no serious damage or injuries were reported.
The quake, relatively shallow at a depth of 33.1 miles, was widely felt in¬†Anchorage, according to¬†Guy Urban, a geophysicist for the¬†West Coast¬†and¬†Alaska¬†Tsunami Warning Center in¬†Palmer,¬†Alaska.
"Some people in¬†Anchorage¬†said some things fell off the shelves," he told Reuters, adding that the center was unaware of any severe property damage or anyone being hurt.