Moderate earthquake hits near Cold Bay

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A moderate earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula area early Thursday morning.

The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer said the earthquake occurred at 2:09 a.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The quake was centered about 55 miles south of Cold Bay and was 40 miles deep.

The earthquake was felt in False Pass southwest of Cold Bay.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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