(Express) – Alaska has been hit by a string of earthquakes with the strongest registering at magnitude 5.2, with aftershocks expected to continue. A total of 18 earthquakes have struck Alaska today alone, the biggest being a 4.3 earthquake about 68km from Kobuk. The previous day a huge magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck at 9.27pm UTC time. The earthquake struck some 66km from Kobuk, at a depth of 19.7km. Just a

few hours later, at 11.33pm UTC time, a magnitude-4.5 earthquake struck 107km from Cold Bay. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), aftershocks are expected to continue. The USGS aftershock forecast reported: “More earthquakes than usual (called aftershocks) will continue to occur near the mainshock. “When there are more earthquakes, the chance of a large earthquake is greater which means that the chance of damage is greater. READ MORE

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