Aftershocks from 7.0-magnitude earthquake continue near Anchorage, Alaska

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      Over one week after a major earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska, damaging infrastructure and buildings, the area continues to experience hundreds of minor aftershocks.

      After a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit near Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, a 5.7-magnitude aftershock followed only seven minutes later.

      As of December 3, 170 aftershocks registering over 3.0-magnitude have taken place, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Aftershocks in the Anchorage area over 4.5-magnitude include ones occurring on December 4 (4.6-magnitude), December 5 (4.5-magnitude), and December 6 (4.8-magnitude, followed a minute later by a 4.1-magnitude quake).

      On December 9, another 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit around 11 a.m. (PT) with an epicentre located at a depth of 28 kilometres (17 miles) about 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Anchorage.

      No damages or injuries were reported.

      Numerous very minor aftershocks are continuing to take place today (December 10), ranging from 2.5- to 3.4-magnitude.

      Meanwhile on December 9, three earthquakes struck offshore west of Vancouver Island, ranging from 4.2- to 5.4-magnitude.