Southern Alaskan coastline hit by earthquake on January 25

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      Southern Alaska has just been shaken by an earthquake that struck near its coastline.

      The quake hit at 1:02 p.m. Anchorage time (2:02 p.m. Vancouver time) today (January 25).

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 5.0-magnitude quake.

      At a depth of 14 kilometres (nine miles), the epicentre was located 38 kilometres (24 miles) southwest of Cordova, Alaska; 230 kilometres (142 miles) southeast of Eagle River, Alaska; and 240 kilometres (149 miles) southeast of Anchorage.

      The U.S. Tsunami Warning Centre stated there is no risk of a tsunami from this seismic event.

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