Alaska Quake Was Aftershock of November 2018 Temblor

A minor earthquake was felt throughout Alaska’s Cook Inlet region last week, and officials confirmed it was an aftershock of a more powerful earthquake that struck the Anchorage area 19 months ago.

The Alaska Earthquake Center said the magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. It was centered 4 miles southwest of Anchorage and was recorded at a depth of about 26 miles.

The center said the earthquake was felt in the Anchorage area and in the northern suburbs in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Officials said this is an aftershock from the magnitude 7.1 quake that caused widespread damage in November 2018.