Morning quake rattles peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002

A moderate earthquake rolled through the Cook Inlet region Monday morning rattling nerves but apparently causing no damage.

The magnitude 5.2 tremblor struck at 8:14 a.m. Its epicenter was 45 miles northeast of Mount Iliamna, according to Alec Medbery, spokesperson for the Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer.

Preliminary data indicates the quake's true center was at a depth of 95 miles.

Shortly after the quake, the Homer Volunteer Fire Department said they'd had no reports of injuries of damage from the shaker. The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management also had no reports of damage.

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