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.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M4.7 040mi SW Barter I., Alaska 0742AKDT Aug 12: Tsunami NOT expected
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) August 12, 2018
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.