6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Alaska

May 31, 2021 Updated: May 31, 2021

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska at 10:59 p.m. local time on Sunday.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the “notable quake” hit 73 kilometers (45 miles) north of Chickaloon, Alaska, and about 100 miles northeast of Anchorage. The epicenter of the quake was registered at 43.9 kilometers (27.2 miles) depth.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

The quake comes amid an uptick in solar activity. Researchers over the years have noted that there may be a correlation between solar activity and global seismic activity.