Close to 100 aftershocks registered in Alaska at start of new year
Close to 100 aftershocks have already been registered in the state of Alaska just two days into the new year.
While most of those aftershocks haven't reached a magnitude high enough for Alaskans to feel, nine of them have registered higher than a magnitude 3.0, according to data from the Alaska Earthquake Center.
On Wednesday, a magnitude 4.2 aftershock was registered just five miles northwest of Anchorage, waking many from their sleep.
The aftershock was recorded at 6:16 a.m. and was 22 miles deep. According to AEC, it was one of the biggest aftershocks registered in the area since the magnitude 5.0 on New Year's Eve.
Other quakes registered at the start of the new year include a magnitude 4.8 (34 miles southeast of Fourpeaked Mountain) around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a magnitdue 3.3 (11 miles northwest of JBER) at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, and a magnitude 3.7 (17 miles northwest of Chugiak) just before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
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