Major Earthquake Hits Alaska
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook south-central Alaska Sunday.
At least four homes were destroyed but no injuries or deaths were reported, according to the Associated Press and the Alaska Dispatch News.
The earthquake was centered 85 kilometers west of Anchor Point, Alaska, and about 250 kilometers southwest of Anchorage. One eyewitness said the earthquake lasted 30 seconds, according to a CNN news report.
Roads and building were damaged and power was out in many areas.
A resident of Kenai, Alaska, described the early morning quake.
"It started out as a shaking, and it seemed very much like a normal earthquake," he said. "But then it started to feel like a normal swaying. It was unsettling. Some things got knocked over, but there was no damage."
Aftershocks followed the quake, including one of 4.7 magnitude felt in Anchorage and Juneau. Anchorage residents did not report any injuries or damage, according to NBC News.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude is considered a major earthquake. These earthquakes cause damage to buildings and can be felt across long distances.
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1.At least four homes were destroyed but no injuries or deaths were reported, according to the Associated Press and the Alaska Dispatch News.
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2.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude is considered a major earthquake.
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震中位于阿拉斯加州安克波因特以西85公里，安克雷奇西南约250公里处 。根据CNN新闻报道，目击者称地震持续达30秒 。
他说，“最开始只是震动，看起来非常像是一场普通地震 。但是随后开始摇晃，这令人不安 。有些东西被打翻，但是没有损坏 。”
据NBC新闻报道，余震紧随而来，安克雷奇和朱诺发生里氏4.7级余震 。但并无相关新闻报道安克雷奇居民人员伤亡与财产损失 。
据美国地质调查局称，里氏7.1级为强震 。地震破坏程度可以造成建筑物损坏，很远之外也能感到震感 。