3 quakes shake Alaska’s largest city, but no damage reports

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK, AK – SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska. According to the National Park Service, the summit elevation of Denali is 20,320 feet and is the highest mountain peak in North America. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three earthquakes early Saturday morning shook Alaska’s largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The strongest of the three, at magnitude 5.0, was recorded just before 3:30 a.m.. The Alaska Earthquake Center says that was followed by a magnitude 3.9 quake minutes later.

The third earthquake was magnitude 4.4 and was recorded just after 6 a.m.

All three quakes were centered about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Anchorage. All were located at depths of about 25 miles (40 kilometers).

The center says all three quakes were felt in the greater Anchorage area and in Wasilla, about 45 miles (72 km) north of Anchorage.

The Department of Transportation said in a statement that it will be checking for earthquake damage at the Knik River bridges. Northbound traffic will be diverted to the Old Glenn Highway while the inspections happen.

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