Earthquake Center Confirms 2 Quakes Hit Alaska

July 11, 2017

Two small earthquakes have hit Alaska, one on the state’s northern end and another in the south, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed.

The center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles northeast of Arctic Village, a community of about 150 people, at 10:02 p.m. Sunday Alaska time. The earthquake had a depth of 2.5 miles 4 kilometers.

Earlier Sunday, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern Alaska, but there are no reports of damage.

The center says the earthquake struck the Cook inlet region at 8:32 p.m. Sunday Alaska time and had an epicenter about 34 miles (54 kilometers) east of Pedro Bay. The center says the earthquake had a depth of about 66 miles.

The center says the earthquake was felt in Kenai Peninsula communities and as far as Anchorage.

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