Earthquake Hits Central Alaska, Third to Hit During Weekend
(VOA): The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit the central part of the state. The center says the earthquake had an epicenter 27 miles (43 kilometers) north of Pleasant Valley, a town of about 700 residents at 9:09 p.m. local time Sunday. The earthquake had a depth of 6.8 miles (11 kilometers.) The earthquake was the fourth to hit Alaska over the weekend. There were no reports of injuries or damage. Earlier Sunday, a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region at 11:58 a.m. near Tyonek, a town of about 200 residents. The earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers.) On Saturday, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck in the Kenai Peninsula region at 8:25 p.m. local time Saturday. The center reported hours earlier that a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit part of the Aleutian Islands chain. The quake struck about 12:43 p.m. in the Fox Islands region of the Aleutians.
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Published Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | 01:45 AM