Thursday quake just one of over 6,000 aftershocks tied to Nov. 30 earthquake
On Thursday, Anchorage residents were treated to flashbacks of a larger earthquake and similar aftershocks, when
Shortly after the quake, the epicenter and fault line showed it was officially an aftershock of the 7.0 magnitude quake that rocked southcentral Alaska on Nov. 30.
Now, state earthquake officials say the official tally of aftershocks from that major quake is over 6,000 and growing, including today's.
In a statement posted to social media Thursday morning, the Alaska Earthquake Center said that, "as of this morning, there have been just over 6,100 aftershocks from the November 30 magnitude 7.0."
Of that number, roughly 40 quakes have been at or above a 4.0 magnitude level, with the latest being Dec. 27.
The AKEC said that the statewide grand total for all earthquakes in 2017 is at 51,612.