Moderate quake rattles two towns on Alaska Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2001

PALMER (AP) -- A moderate earthquake Saturday rattled two fishing villages on the Alaska Peninsula.

The quake, which occurred at 8:51 a.m., had a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 and was centered in the waters off the Aleutians, about 60 miles southeast of Sand Point.

Alec Medbery of the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer said the quake was felt in Sand Point and Perryville, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

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