Southeast Alaska residents reported feeling a moderate earthquake on Monday morning that was located in the same place as another major temblor that occurred earlier in the month.
The 5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at about 5:55 a.m. Monday and was located about 62 miles west southwest of Craig, Alaska.
No tsunami warning, watch, or advisory was issued as a result.
The location is about the same place as a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 11:58 p.m. January 4th and prompted a tsunami warning for part of coastal Alaska and British Columbia.
Dozens of aftershocks followed in the days after that larger earthquake. No significant damage or injuries were reported.
Seismologists say two light earthquakes were felt in Southcentral Alaska on Sunday.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a 4.7 magnitude earthquake occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday and was felt in Anchorage, Homer and Chugiak.
It was centered about 54 miles northwest of Ninilchik.
A 3.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:14 a.m. Sunday and was felt in Anchorage.
That quake was centered 32 miles southwest of Willow.
There are no immediate reports of damage from either quake.
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