Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes buildings in south-central Alaska

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has rocked south-central Alaska, but the U.S. Geological Survey says there's little likelihood of damage.

Wednesday afternoon's quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.6, but scientists later revised the measurement. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the isn't expected to cause a tsunami.

The quake at 2:34 p.m. caused computer monitors to sway and rattled buildings in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

The epicenter was 75 miles northwest of Anchorage and 72 miles deep.

The was centered in a mountainous area with few people, and the USGS says most structures in the region are resistant to damage from shaking.


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