Largest US quake in half-century causes Alaska little damage

A line of cars evacuates the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, on Thursday after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. (Sarah Knapp/Homer News via AP)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The largest earthquake in the United States in the last half century produced a lot of shaking but spared Alaska any major damage in a sparsely populated region, officials said Thursday.