5.0 Quake Hits Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Earthquake Information
Center says a magnitude 5.0 earthquake has shaken Anchorage and
other communities in southcentral Alaska but there were no reports
of damage.

The quake was recorded at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Geophysicist Randy Baldwin at the National Earthquake
Information Center in Golden, Colo., says the center's website has
received more than 600 reports from people who felt the quake. Most
reports came from the Anchorage area. It was also felt in Fort
Richardson, Elmendorf Air Force Base and the communities of
Wasilla, Palmer and Chugiak.

It was centered about 50 miles north-northwest of Anchorage at a
depth of 13 miles.


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