Major Earthquake Hits Alaska


Juneau: A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake’s epicenter struck near Cook Inlet, about 162 miles southwest of Anchorage, and was about 50 miles deep.

The USGS reported that there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage, and that “weak” shaking could be felt in cities nearby.

The National Weather Service said there was no tsunami threat from the quake because of how deep it struck.