Anchorage quake Saturday was an aftershock from 2018 temblor

A moderate earthquake centered just 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage shook Alaska’s largest city Saturday.

The Alaska Earthquake Center said the temblor was an aftershock of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage throughout the Anchorage area in November 2018.

The latest quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, was located at a depth of about 26 miles (42 kilometers). It was reported just before 10 a.m. Saturday.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Social media lit up with people reporting they felt the quake.

Previous articleExtreme risk of ‘historic’ avalanches prompts evacuation recommendation in Juneau
Next articleHaines resident tests COVID-19 positive while traveling with student basketball teams