Strong quake shakes Anchorage, southern Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A strong, rolling earthquake rocked Anchorage and a wide area of southern and interior Alaska on Thursday morning, sending people scurrying into the streets. There were no immediate reports of any serious damage or injuries.
The quake was measured at a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and was centered 125 miles southwest of Anchorage. It was felt in Anchorage, Kodiak, Fairbanks, Palmer and Cordova, shaking an area about 225 miles by 500 miles.
In Anchorage, with a population of 250,000, the shaking lasted about 45 seconds and sent office workers running into the streets.
The quake also triggered house alarms and knocked items off shelves.
Southern Alaska sits along the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines stretching along the West Coast and into Asia. It is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone regions.