The aftershocks continue after a 7.0 earthquake rocked Southcentral on Friday. The last "bigger" aftershock we had was a 4.0 at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday. Before that we had a 4.6 at 7:52 p.m. last night. We're now up to more than 1,300 aftershocks and that number is growing by the minute.
Michael West, seismologist and director of the Alaska Earthquake Center, says the aftershocks should begin to taper off in the coming days.
"What — in a normal situation — would happen is the amount of time between those earthquakes would, you know, instead of coming every hour or two, as they have been over the last day, they would stretch out in time and eventually over the course of months begin to, for lack of a better term, fade into the background seismic activity that people are accustomed to feeling in Southcentral," West said.