A magnitude 6.1 earthquake in the northern Alaska coastal town of Santa Barbara has killed at least one person and injured dozens more.
The quake occurred about a week after the magnitude 5.6 temblor that killed 18 people in the U.S. state.
Bill Walker said Sunday that the death toll from the Santa Barbara quake stands at at least 18.
The governor also reported a fourth death after a woman in her 20s died from a suspected head injury in a small town about 20 miles south of the quake epicenter.
The woman’s name has not been released, Walker said.
The other deaths were listed Sunday in the Alaska Department of Health’s death database.
Alaska, the fifth-most populous state in the contiguous U.K., has experienced five earthquakes this year.
There were five such quakes on Nov. 29, according to the U,S.
The Santa Barbara earthquake is the largest of the four that triggered after the Nov. 30 earthquake, which killed 11 people in California and killed more than 150 in Washington state.
The U.N. has designated 2016 the worst year on record for seismic activity in the region.
The Alaska earthquake is not the only major earthquake in recent years in Alaska.
On Feb. 14, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 quake killed at to four people and injured nearly 70 in Anchorage, the capital of the Northwest Territories.
The March 2, 2016, quake was the third major quake that followed a March 10, 2016 tsunami off the coast of Japan.
The April 6, 2017, quake killed four people in Anchorage.