Moderate Quake South of Akhiok

100819.quake.gifMaggie Wall/KMXT

A small- to medium-sized earthquake centered near Akhiok occurred shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday).

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says on its website that a 3.98 magnitude quake occurred 4:04 p.m. It centered 42 miles south of Akhiok, or 122 miles southwest of Kodiak, at a depth of nine miles.

A look at the earthquake information center’s website shows a whole slew of quakes around Alaska yesterday. That’s not unusual given that Alaska averages 50 to 100 quakes each day, and as many as 24,000 a year. Most are small and many occur in remote areas where no one would feel them.

The center says Alaska has more seismic activity than any other region in North America and is by far the most active state in the U.S. In fact, Alaska accounts for approximately 52-percent of all earthquakes in the U.S. and 11-percent of the world’s earthquakes.

You can find more info at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center .

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