Moderate Quake Strikes Alaska Coast But Little Damage Seen

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 08:53 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck on the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the state capital city of Juneau but causing little, if any, damage, officials said.

"We don't think there is any damage, though it was felt in Juneau," said Jessica Turner, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, which is part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Local police also said there were no immediate damage reports.

The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 81 kilometers, or 50 miles, west of Gustavus, Alaska, and was 10 kilometers, or 6 miles, deep. It was about 158 kilometers, or 98 miles, west of Juneau.

The quake hit at 2:54 a.m. and was the largest of a series early Friday in the region. Aftershocks are likely to occur throughout the day, Turner said.

The quake was first reported as 6.1 but updated information put the magnitude at a 5.9 magnitude, Turner said. "We are still getting data in," she said.

There have been 13 earthquakes in Alaska in the last 24 hours, she said. The 5.9 quake was the largest.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Judge Orders Extra Voting Help for Alaska Natives

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 20:37 PM

A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters . . .

Pew Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Want More Religion in Politics

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 19:55 PM

Almost half of Americans think religion and politics should mix, according to a new survey.
 . . .

GAO: Feds' Consumer Watchdog Not Protecting Credit Data

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 19:45 PM

The agency created by President Barack Obama to protect consumers from financial fraud has amassed sensitive credit-card . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved