Earthquake shakes Homer

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2000

HOMER (AP) -- An earthquake Friday afternoon shook Homer on the Kenai Peninsula.

The earthquake, which occurred at 12:54 p.m., was situated 60 miles southwest of Homer and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

Homer police said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

''The walls were wiggling in here. Everything was moving but my heart, it had stopped,'' a police dispatcher said.

''It shook us a good one,'' said Anne Haynes, owner of the Wild Rose Bed and Breakfast, situated on a Homer hillside. ''It was kind of scary.''

Haynes said the earthquake wasn't that unusual given this is Alaska.

''It just kind of got our attention,'' she said.

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