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Quakes Shake Southeast Alaska near Juneau

Published On: Aug 06 2014 07:28:01 AM AKDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 06:14:36 AM AKDT
Quakes Shake Southeast Alaska near Juneau

Courtesy Alaska Earthquake Information Center


Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska, and the U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east. There are no reports of damage.

The USGS recorded a magnitude 5.9 quake at 2:54 a.m. and a 4.7 quake at 3:19 a.m. about 50 miles west of Gustavus and 90 miles southwest of Haines. Both were about 6 miles deep.

Residents in Juneau Friday morning told a Channel 2 reporter they could hear buildings shaking during the quakes.

The National Weather Service said no tsunami was expected.

Channel 2's Adam Pinsker contributed information to this story.