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Strong earthquake jolts Anchorage, Alaska

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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009 2:05 pm | Updated: 1:28 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A strong earthquake jolted Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, sending people diving under desks and huddling in doorways. The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck near the town of Willow at 11:28 a.m. The epicenter was 58 miles from the state's largest city, Anchorage, where the rumbling continued for several moments.

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