Moderate earthquake shakes Alaska Peninsula; no damage or injuries

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2001

PALMER (AP) -- A moderate earthquake was felt sharply at Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula early Friday, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries.

The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the quake had a magnitude of 5.0, and was centered about 35 miles Southeast of Chignik.

The Tsunami Warning Center's Bruce Turner says the quake occurred at 2:29 a.m. It wasn't strong enough to generate a seismic sea wave, he said.

Chignik is 455 miles Southwest of Anchorage.

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