The U.S. Geological Survey says that two earthquakes have hit Alaska.
The agency says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday the earthquake struck an area 41.8 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 342.9 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state’s second-biggest city.
The survey says the earthquake had a depth of about four-tenths of a mile (0.6 kilometers.)
At 7:14 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit an area farther north.
The agency says that earthquake also had a depth of about four-tenths of a mile (0.6 kilometers.)
In January, a powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers 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.
Prelim M6.5 Earthquake northern Alaska Aug-12 14:58 UTC, updates https://t.co/zGz494xobs— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) August 12, 2018
Prelim M5.5 Earthquake northern Alaska Aug-12 16:02 UTC, updates https://t.co/aiIaGZ1CiN— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) August 12, 2018