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Thousands of quakes hit Alaska since January's major shake


April 19, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of small earthquakes have been recorded in the Kodiak area since a magnitude 7.9 temblor in January hit about 175 miles (281 kilometers) southeast of the city.

Nearly 3,000 aftershock quakes of 2.5 or above have hit since the major earthquake on Jan. 23. The vast majority have hit southeast of the island in the same area as the major quake, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Thursday. Only 20 were recorded last year over the same time period.

Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist at the University of Alaska, said aftershocks are expected to occur for months or even...

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