Another aftershock of Alaska earthquake occurs

Jan 06, 2013 -- 3:14pm


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Seismologists are reporting another aftershock of a powerful Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for Alaska and Canada coastlines. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the 4.3 magnitude aftershock occurred in southeast Alaska at 11:37 p.m. AKST Saturday, almost 24 hours after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the same region. The larger earthquake and tsunami warning that followed caused concern in some coastal communities, with alarms sounding and people rushing to higher ground. The tsunami warning was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.  Seismologists say the late Saturday aftershock was felt in southeast Alaska, but there are no immediate reports of damage. It was centered 80 miles northwest of Craig, Alaska. The earthquake information center says it's the latest aftershock - among several - of the 7.5 quake. 

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