A 6.2 Richter earthquake shook Willow and Anchorage, AK this morning. The shaker was felt over a wide area but it did not create a tsunami since the quake was centered so far inland and was so deep in the ground – roughly 80 air miles north of Anchorage.
Reports from Willow say the ground shook some, but nothing compared to the big 9.2 quake in 1964 that flattened Seward and caused horrendous damage to Anchorage. That quake sent a strong tsunami wave south toward California, wiping out part of downtown Crescent City, CA, just south of the state line with Oregon.
Today’s shaker was felt strongly in Anchorage, the state’s capital city. Some retail store items fell to the floor, but there were no reports of any serious injuries.