Light quake shakes Central Peninsula

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the central peninsula on Friday afternoon.


The quake occurred at 12:16 p.m. and was followed by two smaller quakes, registering at 2.2 and 1.8 magnitude, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The initial quake’s epicenter occurred just seven miles north of Sterling, 15 miles northeast of Soldotna, 19 northeast of Kenai and at a depth of about 30 miles, according to a release from the Alaska Earthquake Center.

“The magnitude and location may change slightly as additional data are received and processed,” the center said in a release following the quake.

The earthquake was felt lightly throughout the Kenai Peninsula and in Anchorage.

As of about 12:45 p.m. on Friday, no reports of damage have been received.


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