published Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.

The center says no reports of damage have been received about the earthquake. It adds that the earthquake hit at 7:06 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time and had a depth of 10 miles.

The Fairbanks News-Miner reports that It was widely felt in the Fairbanks and North Pole areas and as far as Healy and Manley Hot Springs. Residents told the newspaper that they felt shaking for about 10 seconds.

The earthquake center says that on Aug. 13 a light earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck the state's Cook Inlet region. That quake, recorded at 10:04 p.m. Alaska time, was centered about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage at a depth of about 82 miles.

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