Earthquake Shakes Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (December 4, 2012)--An earthquake knocked items off shelves in homes around Anchorage, Alaska, but there are no immediate reports of injuries Tuesday.

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck at around 4:45 p.m. Monday and was centered about 25 miles northwest of Anchorage.

Guy Urban, a geophysicist at the Alaska and West Coast Tsunami Warning Center, said the quake was not expected to generate a tsunami, but it was widely felt throughout much of south-central Alaska.

John Owens, who lives in East Anchorage, said he felt the rumblings at his house for about 30 seconds.

He says, "That was a tumbler, man."


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