Thousands of quakes hit Alaska since January’s major shake

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – Thousands of small earthquakes have been recorded in the Kodiak area since a magnitude 7.9 quake in January hit about 175 miles southeast of the city.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Thursday that nearly 3,000 aftershock quakes of 2.5 or above have hit since the major earthquake, with the vast majority hitting southeast of the island in the same area as the Jan. 23 quake.

Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist at the University of Alaska, said aftershocks are expected to occur for months or even years. She said roughly 20 aftershocks are being recorded each day.

The Daily Mirror reports that the vast majority of the aftershocks were not severe enough to be felt.

Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com

The post Thousands of quakes hit Alaska since January’s major shake appeared first on Newstalk 750 – 103.7 KFQD.

SHARE

RELATED CONTENT

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in dump truck crash Heroin disguised as Christmas package seized in Anchorage US Senate passes funding bill authorizing Kodiak land swap Alaska nets $28M at annual oil, gas lease sale Anchorage teachers, school district reach contract agreement Victim sues Alaska man who received no jail time in assault
Comments