An earthquake centered northwest of Sitka shook the ground Friday morning (1-14-2022), waking many in Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Earthquake Center reported the earthquake at 5:51 a.m. The center initially recorded the event as a 4.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter around 40 miles south of Pelican, and 45 miles northwest of Sitka. About 20 minutes later, it was downgraded to a 4.6 magnitude earthquake.
People reported to the USGS that they felt the earthquake in Sitka, Juneau and as far away as Metlakatla.
According to a statement issued by the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, which reported the earthquake as a slightly smaller 4.4 magnitude event, there is no tsunami watch, warning, or threat associated with the earthquake at this time.
Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and may be updated. Last updated at 8:18 a.m.