Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles remote Alaska near two national parks

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FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled parts of remote northwest Alaska near two national parks Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

(U.S. Geological Survey)

The quake struck around 6 a.m. in the Purcell Mountains, about 40 miles south-southwest of Kobuk, near Kobuk Valley National Park and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

There has been a swarm of quakes in the area for the past several days, including a magnitude 5.3 temblor that struck Thursday evening.

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