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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2000

Earthquake shakes Homer

An earthquake Friday afternoon shook Homer and was felt around the Kenai Peninsula.

The earthquake, which occurred at 12:54 p.m., was situated 40 miles deep 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.

Visitors center changes hours

Beginning today, the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will be open seven days a week. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alliance chapter meeting scheduled

The Kenai chapter of The Alliance will meet at noon Tuesday at Paradisos Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Jim Konst with Phillips Petroleum. Cost of the lunch is $11. To RSVP, call (907) 563-2226.

Spring Fling luncheon planned

The Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo 33, and Auxiliary 16, will hold a Spring Fling Salad Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Elks Lodge.

The all-you-can-eat luncheon price is $6.

Board of directors meeting planned

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services Board of Directors meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at 506 Lake Street in Kenai.

The meeting is open to the public.

--Staff and wire reports



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