4.9 magnitude jolt hits Anchorage

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A magnitude 4.9 aftershock has shaken an area of southcentral Alaska near where a powerful temblor jolted the region last month.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 5:21 a.m. Thursday and was centered 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

    The Alaska Earthquake Center tweets that the aftershock was closer to Anchorage than most others have been, which may explain why some people thought it was stronger than it actually was.

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