Light quake jolts Copper River Valley, Prince William Sound

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2000

PALMER (AP) -- A small earthquake jolted people living around the Copper River Valley and Prince William Sound early Tuesday, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries.

Paul Whitmore with the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 and occurred at 1:55 a.m.

It was centered 25 miles northwest of Valdez and was felt at Valdez and Glennallen, he said.

The quake was too weak to generate a tsunami wave, seismologists said.

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