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Aftershocks continue across Southcentral Alaska after 7.0 earthquake

Aftershocks continued early Saturday across Southcentral Alaska in the wake of Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, making for a restless night for many residents.

Dozens of small aftershocks were recorded, and a number could be felt across the region.

One, with a magnitude of 5.2, jolted the Anchorage just before 11 p.m. Friday, and at least 10 measuring 3.0 or greater were recorded after midnight, including a 4.0 just after 7 a.m., a 3.9 just before 5 a.m. and a 4.5 at 3:44 a.m., according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

Aftershocks are expected to continue for some time, though are generally expected to diminish in intensity, state seismologist Mike West said Friday.

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