[HOT] : Magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Alaska shakes state homes in Juneau
ALASKA was rocked by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake Thursday afternoon.
The impact would have been strong enough to shake houses in Juneau.
Social media users said they felt the earthquake in Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed that the event took place just after noon in a tweet.
“Good afternoon, Alaksa! We looked at a magnitude 4.4 event at 12:40 p.m., 4 miles deep and 20 miles southwest of Klukwan.
“This earthquake was felt in Southeast Alaska. “
The quake was located about 20 miles southwest of Klukwan, 29 miles west of Haines and 89 miles northwest of Juneau.
Earthquakes are common in Alaska, with the state government website noting that the state has more earthquakes than any other region in the United States.
According to a report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state experiences a “big” earthquake, with a magnitude of 8 or more, every 13 years.
The state also records at least one earthquake of magnitude 7 to 8 each year, about 6 earthquakes of magnitude 6 to 7 and 45 earthquakes of magnitude 5 to 6, according to the report.
More than 300 earthquakes of magnitude 4 to 5 are also expected each year.