4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska

Seismograph takes the reading of an earthquake.  - AFP/File
Seismograph takes the reading of an earthquake. – AFP/File

The United States Geological Survey said a minor 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Anchorage on Monday.

According to the USGS, the quake was recorded about 12 miles south of downtown and about two miles south of Eagle River.

The earthquake, which was mild to moderate, was felt by over 1,000 people. However, there were no reports of any injuries or damage. NY Post informed of.

According to data provided by the USGS, it occurred at 6:47 a.m. local time and was 17.5 miles deep.

Furthermore, no warnings were issued regarding the earthquake and the Anchorage Fire Department did not report any emergency calls.

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake had hit the west coast just a day earlier.

Alaska is one of the seismically active places in the United States. In November 2018, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Anchorage and damaged infrastructure.

In 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake was the most powerful ever recorded in the Americas and the second most powerful in the world. It killed over 100 people and the tsunami that followed destroyed many small towns along the coast.

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