Alaska shook by 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Alaska shook by 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Southern Alaska was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake at roughly 1:30 a.m local time (3:30 a.m. CST.)

The quake was centered 55 miles southeast of Illiamna and 160 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Residents of Anchorage report feeling the earthquake.

Scattered power outages have also been reported.

55-year-old Anchorage resident, Ron Barta, says the earthquake shook pictures on his walls, but no damage was caused to his home.

According to The National Weather Service. No tsunami is expected as a result of the earthquake.

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