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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes central Alaska

(Credit: Quake App)
Summary

The 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit just before 7 a.m.

According to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Centre, there is no tsunami danger

KAVIK RIVER CAMP, ALASKA – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit central Alaska.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday the earthquake struck an area 67 kilometres east of Kavik River Camp and 551 kilometres northeast of Fairbanks, the state’s second-biggest city.

The survey says the earthquake has a depth of about 0.6 kilometres.

According to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Centre, there is no tsunami danger following the quake.

In January, a powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centres in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert warned a tsunami could hit communities along the state’s southern coast and parts of British Columbia.

The magnitude 7.9 quake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered the alert.