Moderate earthquake widely felt throughout central Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moderate earthquake Thursday was widely felt throughout the central portion of Alaska, including the state’s largest city, nearly 200 miles away from the epicenter.

    The Alaska Earthquake Center says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, and was located at a depth of about 48 miles.

    The quake was recorded just after 9 a.m. local time. It was centered about 25 miles southeast of Denali National Park and Preserve.

    The park entrance is about 240 miles north of Anchorage. There were no immediate reports of damage.


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