A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska near Anchorage Monday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.7, struck at 4:42 p.m. (8:42 p.m. EST) 25 miles west of Anchorage. It was relatively shallow at a depth of 33 miles.
A magnitude 5.9 quake is capable of causing considerable damage.
The Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer has issued no watches, warnings or advisories, and expects no tsunami, the Alaska Dispatch reported.
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People who called the center said the quake was large enough to make objects to fall off shelves, but no major damage was immediately reported.