"Quite the shaker" hits Anchorage, Alaska, while earthquake also rumbles off Oregon coast

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      An earthquake rattled southern Alaska today, shaking the city of Anchorage.

      It struck at 10 a.m. Anchorage time (11 a.m. Vancouver time).

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 5.3-magnitude seismic event.

      At a depth of 38 kilometres (24 miles), the epicentre was located three kilometres (two miles) southeast of Point MacKenzie, Alaska; 14 kilometres (nine miles) northwest of Anchorage; and 23 kilometres (14 miles) west of Eagle River, Alaska.

      It was reported to have been felt in Anchorage, including the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities calling it “quite the shaker”.

      There haven’t been any reports of damage but visual inspections are being conducted of bridge structures.

      Earlier this morning, an undersea quake took place off the Oregon coast.

      The quake occurred at 5:33 a.m. today (February 27) at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles).

      The epicentre was located 386 kilometres (240 miles) west of Bandon, Oregon; and 497 kilometres (308 miles) southwest of Salem, Oregon.

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.0-magnitude temblor.

      This one follows two undersea quakes—at 5.1- and 4.9-magnitude—that hit the same region on February 20.

      U.S. Geological Survey
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