KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska, (KINY) The strongest earthquake ever recorded on Alaska's north slope has experts re-examining the seismic potential of the area.
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck about 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks. The earthquake had a depth of about six miles.
The Anchorage Daily News reported that the strength of the earthquake exceeded the previous record holder by a substantial amount. The 1995 earthquake had a magnitude of 5.2.
Another earthquake at 6.1 magnitude was reported Sunday afternoon near the city of Kaktovik.
The Sunday morning earthquake was felt by workers at oil production facilities around Prudhoe Bay. There was no damage tot he trans-Alaska pipeline. The pipeline will undergo tests and inspections.
.Several aftershocks were reported across northern Alaska.
The Alaska Earthquake Center said the earthquakes were felt across the eastern part of the state's North Slope Borough and as far south as metro Fairbanks.