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4.0 aftershock jolts Anchorage area

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 8, 2019
  • Published November 8, 2019

An earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 4.0 jolted Southcentral Alaska late Friday morning.


The earthquake, which happened at 11:15 a.m., was centered about 6 miles north of Anchorage and about 23 miles deep, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. Reports on the U.S. Geological Survey site show shaking was felt from Mat-Su to along Turnagain Arm.

The quake was centered in the same rupture patch as the 7.1 earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska on Nov. 30, 2018, making it an aftershock of the larger quake.

The Alaska Earthquake Center says aftershocks from the 2018 earthquake are expected to last until around June 2021.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.