Earth Quakes

Magnitude-5.8 quake rattles south-central Alaska; epicenter 75 miles northwest of Anchorage

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has rocked south-central Alaska on, but the U.S. Geological Survey says there's little likelihood of damage.

Wednesday afternoon's quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.6, but scientists later revised the measurement. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake isn't expected to cause a tsunami.

The quake at 2:34 p.m. caused computer monitors to sway and rattled buildings in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

The epicenter was 75 miles northwest of Anchorage and 72 miles deep.

The quake was centered in a mountainous area with few people, and the USGS says most structures in the region are resistant to damage from shaking.