Alaska earthquake latest: Alaska has been continuously ERUPTING for 38 days

Monday, January 7, 2019
By Paul Martin

ALASKA was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on November 30 but Anchorage has been hit by daily jolts ever since. Here is the latest as Alaska has been continuously erupting for 38 days.

Mon, Jan 7, 2019

Six earthquakes at magnitude 6 to 7 occur in Alaska every year, as well as forty five magnitude 5 to 6 earthquakes per year. The area also sees about 300 earthquakes at magnitude 4 to 5 per year. And an average of a 1,000 earthquakes are located in Alaska each month.

A huge earthquake hit 30 miles south west of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, in November with a depth of 17 miles.

This was followed by a 5.8 quake afterwards.

But since the main earthquake, there have been around 350 aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or higher.

A 5.0 magnitude tremor stuck on Tuesday, January 1 this year, while another 4.2 occurred on Wednesday 2.

Aftershocks can last for weeks or even months after an earthquake strikes.

Also, the bigger the earthquake is, the stronger the aftershocks are.

So how long will the earthquakes last in Alaska?

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