Small earthquake hits Prince William Sound region

    An aerial image of Valdez.

    Valdez, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a small earthquake has hit the Prince William Sound region.

    The Fairbanks-based center says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck at 11:48 a.m. Sunday about 24 miles northwest of Valdez, which has about 3,900 residents. The center adds that residents of Valdez felt it.

    The earthquake had a depth of 11 miles.

    The center says that at 10:31 p.m. Saturday, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska, which is west of Anchorage. This earthquake had a depth of about 8 miles.

    At 7:39 p.m. Saturday, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit a spot 4 miles southwest of Sterling, a town of about 5,600 people. The center says the earthquake had a depth of about 22 miles and was felt in Sterling.

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