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Aftershock rocks Anchorage area on New Year’s Eve

  • Author: Tegan Hanlon
  • Updated: December 31, 2018
  • Published December 31, 2018

An aftershock with a reviewed magnitude of 5.0 rolled through Southcentral Alaska on Monday. (Screengrab from Alaska Earthquake Center website)

An aftershock from Alaska’s Nov. 30 earthquake rocked Southcentral Alaska Monday evening. It’s the strongest aftershock in weeks, with a reviewed magnitude of 5.0, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The aftershock, which occurred at 6:03 p.m., was centered 6 miles north of Anchorage and 27 miles deep, the earthquake center said.

“It’s closer to Anchorage than most, which could explain why it felt stronger to many,” the earthquake center said in a tweet.

A tsunami is not expected, said a tweet from the National Tsunami Warning Center.

There have been thousands of aftershocks recorded since the 7.0-magnitude quake struck on Nov. 30. Monday’s aftershock is the strongest one since the night of Nov. 30, the earthquake center said.

Two aftershocks also jolted Southcentral Alaska residents Sunday evening. A 3.6 magnitude aftershock at 5:28 p.m. was followed by a 4.0 shake just an hour later.