Earthquake rattles southeastern Alaska, no damage reported


An earthquake centered about 94 miles away from Juneau rattled southeastern Alaska early Wednesday morning. The quake had a reported magnitude of 5.7, making it the strongest earthquake in the United States in at least a month, according to U.S. Geological Survey data.

There were no reports of damage, reported KTOO public radio. The Alaska Earthquake Center said it had located 10 small aftershocks, all with magnitudes below 3. No tsunami is expected stemming from this quake, according to the National Weather Service’s National Tsunami Warning Center.

This seems like a good time to point out that Alaska, rather than California, experiences the most earthquakes every year in the U.S. Earlier this year, the state marked the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, the biggest earthquake in the country’s history.


Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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