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Wednesday’s 3.9 aftershock ‘closer to Anchorage than most’

An aftershock with a reviewed magnitude of 3.9 struck 9 miles northwest of Anchorage on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The earthquake, which shook Southcentral Alaska at 3:16 p.m. at a depth of about 25 miles, came less than a day after a 4.5 aftershock jolted the region Tuesday evening.

The shaker is the latest of thousands of aftershocks that have left Alaskans feeling anxious and worried in the aftermath of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Nov. 30. Seismologists expect aftershocks to continue in the region for several months.

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