Central Alaska hit by strong earthquake

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      Update:

      A second earthquake struck at 4:14 a.m. Anchorage time (3:14 a.m. Vancouver time) today (May 31).

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.6-magnitude quake, at a depth of 37 kilometres (23 miles) in the same area as the previous temblor.

      Original article:

      An earthquake has just shaken Central Alaska.

      It hit at 10:59 p.m. on May 30 Anchorage time (11:59 p.m. Vancouver time).

      Both the U.S. Geological Survey (which initially reported it as 6.0-magnitude before reassessment) and the Alaska Earthquake Centre measured it as a 6.1-magnitude seismic event.

      The epicentre, at a depth of 58 kilometres (36 miles), was located 77 kilometres (47 miles) north of Chickaloon, Alaska; 129 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of Knik-Fairview, Alaska; and 165 kilometres (102 miles) northeast of Anchorage, Alaska.

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