ANCHORAGE, AK. (THECOUNT) — A 4.0 earthquake hit north of about seven miles north of Anchorage on Friday morning followed by another smaller quake in centered in Nikiski.

Reports of shockwaves as far as Girdwood and Kenai according to data from the US Geological Service.


The quake hit at approximately 11:15 a.m. and hit near the terminus of the Point McKenzie Road across Cook Inlet from Anchorage, reports KTUU.

Originally the quake was listed by USGS as 4.1 magnitude, but was downgraded to 4.0.

USGS said the quake depth was about 23 miles.


Geo quick facts: Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It’s known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna – wikipedia.

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