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Earthquake and Aftershocks in Alaska

The quake was at a depth of 58.2 kilometers (36.2 miles) and occurred about 161 kilometers north Anchorage, USGS said. 


The World Daily | News Desk           MAY  31st   2021


The magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit central Alaska on Monday morning. While it was strong, experts believe it shouldn't do any serious damage.


There was a fairly strong earthquake in Alaska on Monday morning (around 23:00 in America). The earth shook near the Talkeetna mountain range, approximately 170 kilometers north of the city of Anchorage.

As reported by the GFZ German Research Centre for Earth Sciences, the quake was 6.1 in magnitude and occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers.


A series of aftershocks

There were also aftershocks in the region, the strongest of which was 3.3 in magnitude, according to the US National Geological Survey (USGS).

Experts say the vibrations could be felt by a great many people. However, in their view, the shock should not cause any serious damage. There are no reports of casualties.


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Source: Reuters