Monday July 28, 2014


QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.



2 more light aftershocks near spot where major Alaska quake hit over weekend

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two more light earthquakes have been recorded near the spot where a major temblor struck over the weekend in Southeast Alaska.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center say a magnitude 4.7 quake occurred Tuesday night, after a magnitude 4.0 quake earlier in the day.

The centre says the evening quake was felt in Craig, Petersburg and Kupreanof and was centred 72 miles west of Craig. There were no immediate damage reports.

The earlier quake was centred 98 miles west-northwest of Craig.

Both were close to where Saturday's powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck. That earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of coastline in Alaska and Canada.

The alert was cancelled when no damaging waves were generated.

The earthquake centre says several aftershocks have occurred since Saturday.


Comments


NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Alaska Highway News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus


About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media: www.glaciermedia.ca    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy

LOG IN



Lost your password?