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4.6 jolt Tuesday morning was among the latest of more than 2,100 aftershocks

Mat-Su and Anchorage residents were jolted Tuesday by yet another big aftershock from last week’s powerful earthquake in Southcentral Alaska.

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey say a magnitude 4.6 aftershock occurred shortly after 7 a.m.

Geophysicist John Bellini says the aftershock was the 13th with a magnitude of 4.5 or above since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck about 7 miles north of Anchorage on Friday.

More than 2,100 aftershocks have occurred since the first earthquake, including a 5.7 shaker that arrived within minutes. Bellini says the vast majority of the aftershocks are too small to feel.

Friday’s earthquake damaged roads and some structures, cracked roadways and collapsed highway ramps. But no catastrophic damage, injuries or deaths have been reported.

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