Earthquake shakes southcentral Alaska

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center located an earthquake that occurred at about 1:25 (this)Monday afternoon with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9.   The quake was located at a depth of 26 miles and centered 13 miles southwest of Anchorage, 25 miles northwest of Hope and 43 miles south of Willow.

The event was widely felt across southern Alaska, with strongest shaking felt in Anchorage.  Many people there reported shifting furniture and items falling off shelves.  No reports of heavy damage have been received.

**Anchorage Daily News reports it as the biggest earthquake since last year, but an earthquake on July 7, 2010 was measured at 4.99 and located 48 miles from Anchorage and 35 miles from Talkeetna.

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