Magnitude 5.0 aftershock hits Anchorage area

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents on New Year's Eve but no damage or injuries are reported.

    The Alaska Earthquake Center says the quake occurred Monday around 6 p.m. in the Cook Inlet region.

    It was widely felt in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.

    The center says the quake is an aftershock of a magnitude 7.0 Anchorage earthquake that struck on Nov. 30.

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