4.6-magnitude earthquake in Chignik

Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2001

PALMER, Alaska (AP)-- A 4.6-magnitude earthquake was reported Friday night about 75 miles east of Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula.

The quake was felt in Chignik, but there were no initial reports of injuries or damage, said Alec Medbery, spokesman with the West Coast and Alaska Tsumani Warning Center here.

The quake was recorded at 9:49 p.m.

Chignik is nearly 400 miles southwest of Anchorage.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 can cause slight damage in the local area; 4 can cause moderate damage; 5 considerable damage; 6 severe damage.

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