Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits south-central Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Experts say a moderate earthquake has been recorded in Alaska.

    The Alaska Earthquake Center says the Saturday morning quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and was felt throughout the south-central part of the state.

    The temblor was 26 miles west of Nikiski, a small Kenai Peninsula Borough community. The center says there will likely be smaller aftershocks in the next week, with little chance any will be larger than magnitude 5.1.

    The center says there could be dozens of aftershocks that will be large enough to be felt. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake posed no tsunami danger.


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