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Pair of morning quakes jolt Fairbanks area

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:48 am | Updated: 2:36 pm, Tue Jan 29, 2013.

FAIRBANKS -  A pair of minor earthquakes shook the Fairbanks area early Tuesday morning.

The first quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 2.95, was centered just off Chena Hot Springs Road, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. It struck at 4:38 a.m., 5 miles north of North Pole and 9 miles east of Fort Wainwright at a depth of 8 miles.

In Two Rivers, it was felt as a single strong jolt.

The second quake came at 7:58 a.m. and registered a preliminary magnitude of 2.55, according to the AEIC. It was centered in approximately the same area as the first quake.




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