Quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska; no injuries reported
Monday, January 25, 2016
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck , United States, near the state's most populous city of . City authorities say they do not know of any injuries caused by the earthquake, which occurred early yesterday morning.
The earthquake'swas 162 miles (about 260 ) away from Anchorage, where residents reported feeling intense shaking. reporter Mark Thiessen said he was woken from sleep by the quake, despite having taken sleeping pills earlier.
In the city of, gas explosions destroyed two homes. The quake destroyed four homes in total; the two other homes were damaged by fire, but did not explode. Authorities said around twenty people took shelter in a local armoury opened up for those whose homes were evacuated.
In Anchorage, utility companies reported small-scale power outages.
The quake was followed by two smaller quakes. Its focus was around 50 miles (80 km) underground, which, according to the tsunami., meant that the quake struck too deep to cause a
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