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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in central Alaska

KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck central Alaska.

The U. S. Geological Survey says that at 6:58 pm Sunday of the earthquake, an area of 41.8 km (67 miles) east of the Kavik River Camp, and 342.9 km (551 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city.

The survey says the earthquake has a depth of about four-tenth of a meter (0.6 km.)

In January, a powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaska fumbling for bags and racing to shelters in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert warned of a tsunami would hit the communities along the condition of the southern coast and parts of British Columbia. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska so that the signal is activated.

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