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Alaska earthquakes today: MORE quakes hit Alaska

January 10, 2019 2:59 PM
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Alaska earthquakes today: MORE quakes hit Alaska

ALASKA has experienced daily jolts after a massive magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck on November 30. Here is the latest as more quakes hit Alaska - is the Big One coming?

The area also sees about 300 earthquakes at magnitude 4 to 5 per year, with an average of a 1,000 earthquakes located in Alaska each month.

This is because one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults lies in southeastern Alaska, according to the USGS.

USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin said: "With a slip rate of more than 2 inches per year, this fault may be one of the fastest-moving strike-slip faults in the world.”


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