Powerful earthquake jolts Alaska’s largest city

A powerful earthquake rocked Alaska’s largest city and other parts of the state’s most populated region on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck with a magnitude of 5.2 shortly after 11 a.m., according to seismologists at the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. It was centered about 50 miles southwest of Anchorage, said tsunami program manager Cindi Pressler.

The quake occurred 30 miles below ground and rumbled for several seconds. It will not generate a tsunami, the warning center said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell. The Anchorage Fire Department didn’t even get any calls in the immediate aftermath, said dispatcher Lori Zaumseil, who shrugged off the shaker.

“This is Alaska,” she said. “This is how we roll. We’re tough.”

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