Series of quakes shake Interior Alaska

The strongest quake was a 5.07 on Aug. 30. (Map courtesy Alaska Earthquake Information Center)

The strongest quake was a 5.07 on Aug. 30. (Map courtesy Alaska Earthquake Information Center)

A series of earthquakes shook Interior Alaska during the Labor Day weekend.

The strongest quake hit Saturday night and registered a 5.07 magnitude. It was centered about 45 miles northwest of Fairbanks.

More quakes followed. A 3.49 magnitude quake was reported Sunday at 12:10 a.m. and a 4.19 magnitude followed four hours later. On Sunday afternoon, a 4.08 magnitude quake rattled the area.

State seismologist Michael West tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the Sunday morning quakes were probably aftershocks.

He says more than 200 aftershocks were recorded after the Saturday night quake, but most were too small to be felt.