Earthquake Rattles Southcentral Alaska

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage at 4:42 this afternoon. The earthquake was centered 27 miles directly west of Anchorage in Cook Inlet, right next to Tyonek.

Janelle Baker works for the native village of Tyonek as an administrative assistant. She says at first it sounded like a tractor was going by her window at work.

Baker says there was no damage to her building. But the Internet in town went out immediately so she’s wondering if the earthquake played a role in that.

Several smaller aftershocks followed the initial earthquake.

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Annie Feidt is the broadcast managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at Read more about Annie here

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