Earthquake Center Confirms 2 Quakes Hit Alaska

Two small earthquakes have hit Alaska, one on the state’s northern end and another in the south, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed.

The center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles northeast of Arctic Village, a community of about 150 people, at 10:02 p.m. Sunday Alaska time. The earthquake had a depth of 2.5 miles 4 kilometers.

Earlier Sunday, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern Alaska, but there are no reports of damage.

The center says the earthquake struck the Cook inlet region at 8:32 p.m. Sunday Alaska time and had an epicenter about 34 miles (54 kilometers) east of Pedro Bay. The center says the earthquake had a depth of about 66 miles.

The center says the earthquake was felt in Kenai Peninsula communities and as far as Anchorage.

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