Alaska Has Another Earthquake


Alaska has seen another earthquake, with this latest striking just before 7 pm local time the weakest, tied with one striking to the south about 11 hours prior, in a series of 10 tremors striking Central Alaska in the last day and a half. This event, happening 21 kilometers southwest of Manley Hot Springs, registered a 1.5 magnitude, and was a surface event. The strongest in this run of seismic activity registered a magnitude of 3.4 approximately 12 hours prior to this one. Alaska is located adjacent to the circum-Pacific seismic belt, which is the world’s most prolific feature for seismic activity. Though this current activity has featured relatively minor tremors, the fact that there have been ten in the span of a day has scientists looking to see if this trend is going to continue.

By Jim Malone


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