McGill experts: Alaska hit by earthquake

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''A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to take cover but bringing no immediate reports of major damages.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, and hit at 9:51 a.m local time. The epicentre was about 129 kilometres northwest of the state's largest city, where it was strongly felt and lingered for at least one minute, the Alaska Earthquake Center said.''

McGill expert:

Christie Rowe: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Expertise: Source of earthquakes and other “non-conventional” seismic signals

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Rebecca Harrington: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Expertise: Tectonics, structural geology, fault rock geochemistry

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Source: Alaska hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

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