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Alaska hit by more than 230 small earthquakes since Friday
"..(CNN)More than 230 small earthquakes have hit parts of Alaska since Friday, when a 7.0-magnitude quake knocked out power, ripped open roads and splintered buildings near Anchorage, the US Geological Survey said.
7.0 Alaska quake damages roads, brings scenes of chaos
7.0 Alaska quake damages roads, brings scenes of chaos
Most of those smaller earthquakes were not strong enough to be felt, but a magnitude-5.2 aftershock about 11 p.m. Friday was the second-biggest event since a magnitude-5.7 temblor hit minutes after the main quake, according to Gavin Hayes, a research geophysicist with the USGS.
"That would have given people a shake and probably a bit of a scare given what they went through yesterday," he told CNN on Saturday.

The magnitude-7.0 earthquake sent residents scurrying for cover when it hit about 8:30 a.m. Friday local time. The quake was centered 10 miles northeast of Anchorage, the state's largest city..."

"..All flights were halted at the airport after the quake knocked out telephones and forced the evacuation of the control tower, and the 800-mile Alaska oil pipeline was shut down while crews were sent to inspect it for damage...

Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined.


Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in Alaska

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