- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 4.7 magnitude earthquake aftershock struck in a remote Alaska area above the Arctic Circle, several hours after a more powerful temblor hit the zone.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says it has no reports that the latest quake, which struck shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, caused any damage.

Friday morning, the Center said a magnitude 5.5 quake hit in the same Brooks Range region and was felt in the hub community of Kotzebue and at the Red Dog Mine, but there were no damage reports.

Two minutes after that earthquake, a magnitude 5.3 aftershock hit, following by three additional aftershocks - two at magnitude 3.7 and one at magnitude 4.1.

The latest quake was centered about 14 miles east-northeast of Noatak, in northwest Alaska.


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