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Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Strikes Central Alaska

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Alaska-(ENEWSPF)- The United States Geological Survey has issued a report of a 4.1 magnitude earthquake striking central Alaska today, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 03:18:52 UTC (Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:18:52 PM (CDT) - Central Daylight - Chicago).

According to the USGS, the exact location was 62.639°N, 151.158°W at a depth of 88.7 km (55.1 miles).

The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) NW (324°) from Petersville, AK; 55 km (34 miles) NW (312°) from Trapper Creek, AK; 60 km (38 miles) WNW (294°) from Chase, AK; and 177 km (110 miles) NNW (336°) from Anchorage, AK.

There are no reports of damage, and, indeed, no reports any human, at least, felt the quake.

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