Earthquake Hits Northern Alaska, no injuries or damage to places
An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale struck a remote part of Alaska on Sunday, the US Geographical Survey confirmed.
There have been no reports of injuries to people, or damage to places or pipelines, after the quake on Alaska’s North Slope, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Alaska Earthquake Center.
It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the region, with the previous most powerful quake being recorded in 1995 at magnitude 5.2.
And here's a nice photo of the Sadlerochit Mountains, where the quake occurred, from the GI's own Matthew Sturm. Not a place than many people ever get to see. https://t.co/yHzDuvX0LO pic.twitter.com/hXvhCYbc3a
— AK Earthquake Center (@AKearthquake) August 12, 2018
According to USGS data , several strong aftershocks were also felt following the quake.
It was the strongest ever recorded in the region, with the previous most powerful quake being recorded in 1995 at magnitude 5.2.
The tiny town of Kaktovik is closest to the epicenter, about 52 miles away.
There were several strong aftershocks following the quake, according to USGS data and the earthquake center. it was felt as far as Fairbanks, the earthquake center said.