Back-to-back earthquakes jolt Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Two light earthquakes occurred within minutes of each other in Southcentral Alaska Tuesday morning.

The first quake occurred at 8:49 a.m. about 45 miles east of Iliamna, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 and was 73 miles deep.

The second quake occurred at 9:09 a.m. about 40 miles west of Homer. It also had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0, according to the tsunami warning center. The earthquake was 25 miles deep.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from either quake.

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