Alaska earthquake: 4.2 magnitude quake hits Anchorage as 2019 brings MORE tremors

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Paul Martin

ALASKA has been rocked by a 4.2 magnitude tremor as a series of aftershocks rattle residents in Anchorage following a massive 7.0 earthquake at the end of last year – here are the latest updates.

Wed, Jan 2, 2019

The new quake struck at a depth of 9km north-northwest of Anchorage at 3.16pm GMT (6.21am local time), according to the United States Geological Center (USGS). No tsunami warnings have been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. The new quake is the latest in a number of large tremors to shake the region after a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Anchorage on November 30, 2018. Terrified residents in Anchorage, Big Lake, and the Mat-Su Valley all fled buildings after a brief tsunami warning was issued.

No deaths were recorded but at least two people were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There was also huge damage to roads and buildings.

This included “significant damage” to the International Road on-ramp and a partial highway closure due to a landslide, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

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