|Published:||Jan 08, 2013 11:26 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 08, 2013 12:59 PM EST|
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A light earthquake has occurred near the spot where a major temblor struck over the weekend in Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake occurred at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0.
It was centered 98 miles west-northwest of Craig, close to where Saturday's powerful magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck.
That earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of coastline in Alaska and Canada.
The alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
Tuesday temblor likely was an aftershock - one of several that occurred since Saturday.
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