A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It did not cause any injuries or major damage, according to officials in the city, Alaska’s largest.
The quake hit at 11:28 a.m. local time, the survey said. Its epicenter was about 60 miles northwest of Anchorage.
“It was a good one,” said Jennifer Collins, a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Fire Department. “Oh, yeah, we definitely felt it. It shook and then it subsided a bit and then it shook again.”
Collins said the fire department has not received calls related to the earthquake. Hendrik Van Hemert, a spokesman for the mayor’s office, said the city had no reports of major damage.
The earthquake was felt as far away as Fairbanks, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Earthquake Information Center said.