Earthquake hits Central Alaska, north of Anchorage, on September 24

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      An inland earthquake occurred this morning in Central Alaska, north of Anchorage.

      The quake, which occurred at 10:26 a.m. local time (9:26 a.m. Vancouver time), registered as a 4.1-magnitude quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Notably, it was a very shallow quake, with a depth of merely two kilometres (one mile).

      The epicentre was located 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of Cantwell, Alaska; 157 kilometres (98 miles) southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 777 kilometres (483 miles) northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon.

      Other recent quakes this past week include a 4.1-magnitude quake offshore from British Columbia and Washingtons state on September 22, as well as an inland 4.6-magnitude quake that shook the Greater Los Angeles area on September 18.

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