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6.2 earthquake knocks items off shelves in Alaska; no tsunami expected
6.2 earthquake knocks items off shelves in Alaska; no tsunami expected

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck south-central Alaska on Thursday, shaking up people in Anchorage, but not forcefully enough to cause major damage or injuries, authorities said. The quake, which hit at 9:51 a.m. Alaska time, was centered about 80 miles northwest of Anchorage. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the shaking to be moderate, resulting in very light damage, but some people close to the epicenter reported what they considered strong shaking. At the headquarters of the Anchorage Police Department, officers described prolonged shaking. “It was strong. I’ve lived here all my life. This one felt very long. It was very drawn out,” said Anchorage police...

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