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Alaska hit with aftershock after 7.1 earthquake

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he's relieved there wasn't more damage given the severity of Sunday's seismic event
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck south-central Alaska on January 24, 2016.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An early morning earthquake that rattled Alaska has been followed by a second aftershock in the Cook inlet region.

The Alaska Earthquake Center says preliminary reports put the latest aftershock at a magnitude-4.7.

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake that struck early Sunday knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The earthquake struck about 1:30 a.m. Alaska time and was centered 53 miles west of Anchor Point in the Kenai Peninsula, which is about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. About two hours later, a magnitude-4.3 aftershock hit the Cook Inlet, the agency said.

The possibility of a gas leak led to the evacuation of more than a dozen homes in Kenai.

 

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