4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska – The New York Times

The United States Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck northeast of Anchorage on Monday morning.

More than 1,000 people reported that they felt tremors, which were designated as mild to moderate. Officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, which occurred at approximately 6:47 a.m. local time, was felt by residents in the Wasilla, Valdez and Eagle River communities. about 2 miles from the epicenter, as well as at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska’s most populous city.

According to the National Weather Service, no tsunami warnings or advisories were issued in relation to the earthquake.

The Anchorage Fire Department did not report any emergency calls. One woman said that her children are taught in school what to do in case of an earthquake. A man working in the tourism industry said he felt the tremor but continued with his work.

Monday’s quake was a reminder that Alaska is one of the most seismically active regions of the country. In November 2018, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Anchorage, causing widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure, and was followed by a wave of aftershocks.

The 1964 magnitude 9.2 earthquake was the most powerful seismic event in the United States and the second most powerful seismic event ever recorded globally. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed over 100 people and destroyed many small towns along the coast.

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