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Alaska Earthquake: Quake Hits Near Talkeetna, North of Anchorage

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit north of Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake hit at about 8:56 a.m. local time, some 18 miles southeast of Talkeetna.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries as a result of the quake, though many in Alaska reported feeling shaking. The nearest communities to the quake’s epicenter were Talkeetna, 18 miles away, Hatcher Pass, 28 miles away, and Willow, 29 miles away, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There was no tsunami warning, advisory or watch in effect for Alaska.

Alaska is the most seismically active state in the United States, according to the USGS. On Sunday, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the North Slope of Alaska, triggering multiple aftershocks, some of which were as large as a 6.0 magnitude. The earthquake was the most powerful to ever hit the region.

“It’s a little early to say how, but it’s safe to say this earthquake will cause a re-evaluation of the seismic potential of that area,” seismologist Mike West told the Anchorage Daily News.

The effects of the earthquake could be felt across the state. West told KTVA the aftershocks would likely continue for months. There were no reports of significant damage or injuries as a result of the quake.

Anchorage Alaska Earthquake A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit north of Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake hit at about 8:56 a.m. local time, some 18 miles southeast of Talkeetna. USGS

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