KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says that two earthquakes have hit Alaska.
The agency says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The agency says the earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles (9.9 kilometers.)
At 7:14 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit another area in northern Alaska. The USGS says the earthquake hit a spot about 340 miles (549 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks.
Several aftershocks were reported across northern Alaska.
M6.4 #earthquake in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) this morning. A subset of Transportable Array stations show the data coming in. Close stations like C26K and C27K (also in ANWR) have a shorter signal because there was less time for different waves to separate. pic.twitter.com/HAzo8csMCw— Dr. Kasey Aderhold (@kaseyaderhold) August 12, 2018
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the earthquakes were felt across the eastern part of the state's North Slope Borough and as far south as metro Fairbanks. The center adds that there are no reports of damage.
The magnitude 6.5 earthquake was felt by workers at the oil-production facilities in and around Prudhoe Bay, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
The newspaper says that Alyeska Pipeline said the earthquake did not damage the trans-Alaska pipeline. The company says in a tweet that "there are no operational concerns" related to the earthquake, but the pipeline will be inspected.
Ground shaking from the M6.1 #Alaska earthquake was easily recorded on NRCan seismic stations form coast to coast to coast (from Inuvik to Victoria to Halifax). The seismic surface waves only took ~20 minutes to travel to Nova Scotia.— John Cassidy (@earthquakeguy) August 12, 2018
CNSN seismic data:https://t.co/9tr7colMOx pic.twitter.com/6j3VToVNSA